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

May 2007
According to a new study from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, there is hope for coal-powered energy in the age of alternative fuels and reduced carbon emissions. READ MORE
May 2007
Alternative power sources are able to do more than just save the planet. Now, they can help save people, too. Spectra Watermakers, Inc. of San Rafael, Calif. has introduced the new Solar Cube, a portable water treatment machine powered by solar and wind that can provide clean drinking water in disaster situations. READ MORE
May 2007
In April, the world’s third-largest solar thermal power plant began generating power for Las Vegas residents in the Nevada desert. Acciona Solar Power of Spain owns the Nevada Solar One plant, located in Boulder City. The 300-acre facility uses a unique form of solar power, differing from conventional photovoltaics. READ MORE
April 2007
While the practical applications may be hard for the average person to appreciate, scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, and the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have made a significant discovery about the energy-producing properties of a protein found in marine bacteria. READ MORE
April 2007
Green building got a shot in the arm this winter with the announcement that two influential groups in home building and code development were collaborating on the development and publication of a national, residential green building standard. READ MORE
April 2007
On the same day, two mayors announced their municipalities soon will become part of the growing legion of cities to adopt a citywide wireless broadband network. READ MORE
March 2007
In a city better known for its dark clouds and rain, officials are hoping to turn the lights up on solar power. READ MORE
March 2007
After enjoying yet another banner year in 2006, the United States wind power industry is forecasting the trend to continue in 2007. READ MORE
March 2007
Imagine the nation’s energy concerns being boiled away by a simple combination of hot rocks and steam. That is the conclusion of a new study released by a panel of scientists led by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The study, entitled “The Future of Geothermal Energy,” is the first comprehensive analysis of the industry’s potential in more than 30 years. READ MORE

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