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

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
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
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
January 2007
Known for decades as an oil-drilling state, Texas has now become a renewable-energy leader on the national and world stage, and it’s doing it “Texas-style.” Not long after blowing past California as the nation’s leader in wind energy production, Texas recently dedicated the world’s largest wind farm. READ MORE
November 2006
Always a trendsetter in a state known for riding in front of the wave, San Francisco has joined a small group of locales to embrace tidal power. READ MORE
November 2006
Continuing to pave a trail of clean burning fuels and lower greenhouse gas emissions, the Golden State has adopted yet another landmark law, all the while opening opportunities for those working in installing alternative energies. California Gov. READ MORE
November 2006
SEVERAL YEARS after the state’s notorious energy debacle, the California Independent System Operator Corporation (California ISO) now has clearance to move forward with a major overhaul of the state’s energy market. READ MORE
November 2006
ACCORDING TO A RECENT PUBLIC OPINION poll conducted for the Nuclear Energy Institute, nearly seven of 10 Americans favor nuclear energy, and 68 percent support building a new reactor at the existing nuclear power plant closest to where they live. Regionally, 70 percent of respondents in the Northeast and Midwest favor the use of nuclear energy, 67 percent in the South and 66 percent in the West. READ MORE

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