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 2006
In the quest to remain relevant in the digital age, cities across the country have tapped their vast resources to provide wireless high-speed access to the Internet for all of their residents. Several cities are in various stages of developing their own wireless municipal networks. READ MORE
October 2006
Never one to miss out on a trend, California’s political establishment has reacted swiftly to the latest heightened concerns about global warming. With the sizzle barely off from one of the hottest summers on record, elected officials were busy working up a sweat over how to solve the problem. READ MORE
October 2006
  The tailwinds are strong for windpower. A number of factors—including pressures from those worried about global warming, high energy costs and the two-year extension in 2005 of the federal renewable energy production tax credit, which provided a stable financial environment for investors in wind power—have combined to create a strong forecast for the industry’s future growth. READ MORE
September 2006
Two of the world’s largest energy companies, British Petroleum (BP) of the United Kingdom and General Electric (GE) of the United States, have announced a collaborative venture to develop a unique, environmentally friendly form of hydrogen power generation on both continents. READ MORE
September 2006
The process of establishing an independent, international organization to enforce reliability standards for Canada, the United States and Mexico cleared an important hurdle this summer. The North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC) had applied to become the Electric Reliability Organization (ERO) for the United States. READ MORE
September 2006
  The tide is rising for another innovative source of renewable power. Ocean Power Technologies of Pennington, N.J., has filed an application for construction of a 50-megawatt (MW) wave power generation project in Oregon. The application with the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is the first request in the United States for such a power project on a utility-scale. READ MORE
September 2006
Although a small percentage, the ranks of businesses who have adopted or would like to adopt third-generation mobile telephone technology (3G) services is significant, and the carrier and electrical construction industries should take notice. Those are the conclusions of a recent study by the Scottsdale, Arizona-based market research firm, In-Stat. READ MORE
September 2006
  The torch has been handed off. After leading the nation in the race for wind power for more than 20 years, California has relinquished the lead to Texas. READ MORE
December 2002
By Rick Laezman Renewable energy sources have been making great strides toward a bigger share of the American energy market in recent years. However, 2001 was a disappointing year. According to a report released by the Energy Information Agency (EIA), the US Department of Energy’s statistical branch, consumption of renewable energy reached a 12-year low in 2001. READ MORE

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