Rick Laezman

Freelance Writer

Rick Laezman is a Los Angeles-based freelancer writer. He has a passion for renewable power. He may be reached at richardlaezman@msn.com.

Articles by Rick Laezman

October 2007
Lementing its role as the nation’s wind power leader, Texas is taking on two new wind farm developments on a scale that would make the state proud. In July, Shell WindEnergy Inc. and Luminant, a subsidiary of TXU Corp., announced a joint development agreement for a wind project in Texas. The Briscoe County project will have a capacity of 3,000 megawatts (MW). READ MORE
September 2007
The embattled Cape Wind project got a boost this spring from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs. The agency announced in late March a determination that the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the project is adequate and complies with the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act. READ MORE
September 2007
While other providers continue to fight the growing trend of Municiple Wi-Fi networks, AT&T has decided to launch one of its own. This summer, in a move that is sure to catch the attention of its competitors, AT&T announced it was launching its first municipal high-speed wireless Internet service in Riverside, Calif. READ MORE
September 2007
Earlier this summer, as its session drew to a close, the Oregon State Legislature passed a bevy of bills to boost the state’s renewable energy market. Two days before the end of session, the legislature passed HB 3201, which expanded Oregon’s existing Business Energy Tax Credit (BETC). READ MORE
September 2007
The Massachusetts electricity provider NSTAR—which transmits and delivers electricity to more than 1 million electric customers in 81 communities in eastern and central Massachusetts—recently switched on a large underground transmission line, which the company hopes will ease congestion and help keep costs down for customers. READ MORE
September 2007
Things are looking good for the wind power industry. According to the first annual report released by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind and Hydropower Technologies Program on the wind power industry, the U.S. wind market is the fastest growing in the world. The report, “Annual Report on U.S. READ MORE
August 2007
The California Energy Commission has launched the world’s largest renewable energy registry and tracking system called the Western Renewable Energy Generation Information System (WREGIS). READ MORE
August 2007
With help from the federal renewable energy tax credit, as well as state regulations favoring the industry, wind power continues to set new records for installed capacity. According to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), 2007 could be the industry’s biggest year so far in terms of new installations. READ MORE
July 2007
The city of Philadelphia is steamrolling ahead toward its goal of becoming the nation’s first completely wireless major city. In May, Mayor John F. Street announced the approval of a 15-square-mile test zone for the city’s fledgling Muni Wi-Fi network. Consumers in the test area were allowed to start signing up for Internet access accounts shortly after the announcement was made. READ MORE

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