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 2014
As residents of one of the world’s economic giants, it’s easy to take our standard of living for granted and assume we will always be able to enjoy the best of what science and innovation have to offer. While no one is suggesting the United States will lose its status as world leader, a good reality check is in order.
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February 2014
So much is happening in the realms of power generation, electronics and technology, it’s easy to overlook that many of these changes don’t always touch the average consumer. For all the hype surrounding solar power, for example, most homeowners have a hard time justifying the cost of an upgrade to photovoltaics. READ MORE
February 2014
It’s well-known in the recent history of transformative technology that many innovations first came as military breakthroughs. Radar, microwave radiation, GPS and the Internet, for example, had a profound impact on warcraft before they so dramatically altered society and consumerism. Now, we may be able to add one more military technology to the list.
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February 2014
Solar photovoltaics and electric vehicles (EVs) are two shining stars of the sustainable-energy movement. Despite their growing market shares, limitations remain, and few would have guessed that pairing these technologies would offer relief. One company has brought the two together in a unique way.
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February 2014
Wind and solar power’s intermittency is one of the biggest knocks against the two burgeoning industries. As they grow in popularity and contribute an expanding amount of electricity to the grid, they pose unique challenges to utilities.
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January 2014
The Great Recession and real estate market collapse will always be linked. Just as the real estate crash of a few years ago has been primarily blamed for the economic downturn that followed, the housing market now is being closely monitored for signs of a recovery that could lead to wider economic growth.
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January 2014
If the healthcare industry were its own patient, a checkup would be long overdue. According to a recent report, hospitals and other healthcare facilities are some of the biggest energy users, and the best medicine is a retrofit.
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January 2014
Much of the attention in energy efficiency is focused on changing consumer behavior. Las Vegas has taken that action one step further and decided to lead by example.
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January 2014
There is no shortage of hype and futuristic rhetoric when it comes to the innovation that is taking place these days in the field of energy technology. Occasionally, the future touches down in one place or another.
 Three years after its groundbreaking, a pioneering new community on the campus of the University of California, Davis, has almost reached its goal of zero-net energy (ZNE). 
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