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

July 2014
Every conflict has to have an antagonist, and in the ongoing war against global warming, nothing takes the heat like coal.
 Recently the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took a stab in the conflagration, swiping its regulatory saber broadly at the greenhouse gas emissions made by the black rock and the power plants that use it.
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July 2014
In the ongoing narrative of renewable power, success is often measured in superlatives.
 The stories that get top billing often describe massive wind-farm developments, science-fiction-like discoveries and major breakthroughs. A recent project in Los Angeles is no exception.
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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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June 2014
Despite growing popularity, renewables still face challenges. The list includes such hurdles as high installation costs and intermittency. Taxes will make the costs even higher.
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June 2014
As in any industry, the landscape of utilities is always changing. Part of this dynamic is fueled by the need for big companies to strengthen their positions and maximize profits. Those same motives fueled a recent acquisition that produced a new giant among the nation’s electric utilities.
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June 2014
At a time when almost everyone and everything seems to be connected, it may be hard to imagine that the benefits of the digital age have not touched every corner of society. As implausible as it may seem, the digital divide persists. Several states have taken steps to narrow the gap, and their efforts appear to be paying dividends.
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June 2014
With all the hype 
surrounding sustainable energy, it would be easy to assume the transition to alternative-energy practices has the momentum it needs to carry itself forward. It would be just as easy to assume, as far as that same transition is concerned, that government intervention is unnecessary.
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