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

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
February 2007
Volunteers of America is seeking volunteers with building skills to help in the rebuilding of the Gulf States, which are still in need of assistance more than a year after Hurricane Katrina. READ MORE
February 2007
A new type of wire called high-temperature superconductor (HTS) is now on the market and is able to deliver 150 times the electricity of traditional wires. The new material is expected to boost the efficiency of power lines, generators and industrial motors. Only about a dozen firms around the globe now manufacture HTS wire, including American Superconductor Corp. (ASC), based in Massachusetts. READ MORE
February 2007
Tied into its sponsorship of Andretti Green Racing, the Klein Tools racing-themed contest randomly selected participants to win prizes. Participants entered the contest by visiting Kleins’ Web site from April 1 through Sept. 10. Carl Smith, Ozark, Mo., was the grand-prize winner of four tickets to any 2007 IndyCar race and a $1,000 American Express gift card. READ MORE
February 2007
A groundbreaking study conducted under the direction of the Minnesota State Legislature reveals that the state’s utilities can incorporate up to 25 percent of their portfolios as wind power without compromising costs. The state legislature approved a bill in 2005 requiring the Midwest Wind Integration Study to evaluate reliability and other impacts of higher levels of wind generation. READ MORE
February 2007
In the age of technological innovation, nothing stays the same, and no technology is safe. Not event the ubiquitous hard-lined telephone. According to the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based market research firm, In-Stat, voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) continues to gain users in the residential telephone service market. The firm reports that more than 9 million U.S. READ MORE
February 2007
Upon release of a story stating that the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries was requiring the use of harnesses on scissor lifts, Aerial Work Platform Training (AWPT), an organization promoting the safe and effective use of powered access equipment, sought clarification of the new requirement. After speaking with Dan K. READ MORE
January 2007
In October, solar power showed its large-scale capabilities with the announcement of two projected record-setting installations; in Mountain View, California, the ubiquitous search engine company, Google, announced its intent to build what will be the largest solar powered system ever installed at a single corporate campus. The 1.6 MW system will involve 9,212 solar panels. READ MORE

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