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

August 2014
In late May, the investment company Barclays took a bold step, issuing a downgrade of the bond rating for the entire U.S. electric utility sector. The firm downgraded the sector to “underweight,” a term that advises investors to go light on the total percentage of their portfolio invested in utility sector bonds. READ MORE
August 2014
As technology and electrical devices play an 
expanding role in our daily lives, the chance for abuse of that 
relationship also increases.
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August 2014
Design/build, lean construction and building information modeling are more widely practiced in the industry these days. To help electrical contractors stay in front of this curve, the NECA Show will feature exhibitors and educational programs that focus on these processes. 
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August 2014
While sustainability and efficiency have become well-established prerogatives in the national conversation about energy and climate change, nothing drives action like a prestigious award.
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July 2014
The Internet is all about innovation, using digital technology to break molds. No company exemplifies this idea more than Google, the search engine company that has become, through its own innovation, so much more than that.
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July 2014
One measure of an industry event’s success is the common experience of its attendees. Presenters and products are key, but the event’s ability to bring colleagues together to meet, reunite and connect is equally important.
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July 2014
In the first week of June, the Occupational Safety and Health Adminisration (OSHA) conducted a National Safety Stand-Down, a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to employees about safety. This year’s event focused on fall hazards and the importance of fall prevention.
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July 2014
As the emphasis on building energy efficiency increases, the demand for the technology to create that efficiency is also on the rise.
 Some of the least efficient buildings are commercial, so this subset of buildings also has some of the greatest potential for savings from increasing that efficiency. If market projections are any indication, those savings will soon be realized.
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July 2014
The bread and butter 
of digital innovation is its ability to save. Doing things electronically almost always means doing them faster and at lower cost. This axiom of modern innovation has altered every industry and type of operation.
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