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

November 2006
Whatcom County Council, Washington state, approved a resolution in September that requires 100 percent of the energy used in county buildings to come from renewable power in 2007. To fulfill the resolution, the county will purchase the green power—to be generated from solar, wind or biomass—from Puget Sound Energy. READ MORE
November 2006
THE RADIO FREQUENCY identification (RFID) market has been growing quietly; already several applications have yeilded more than $100 million, and it is currently responsible for more than 20 percent of all revenue for RFID. New ­IDTechEx research indicates that the value of sales of active systems, including tags, is expected to rocket from $550 million in 2006 to $6.78 billion in 2016. 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
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

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