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

December 2002
By Rick Laezman Renewable energy sources have been making great strides toward a bigger share of the American energy market in recent years. However, 2001 was a disappointing year. According to a report released by the Energy Information Agency (EIA), the US Department of Energy’s statistical branch, consumption of renewable energy reached a 12-year low in 2001. READ MORE
December 2002
By Rick Laezman Like many high tech products over the last few years, fiberoptic cable has experienced a roller coaster ride of extreme highs and lows. 2001 was a peak year for installations of single- and multi-mode fiberoptic. According to KMI Research, nearly 90 million kilometers were installed in 2001. This is a slight increase from the 88 million kilometers installed the year before. READ MORE
December 2002
By Rick Laezman While wireless local area networks (WLANS) have grown in popularity among home users, their adoption by corporate enterprise is proceeding at a slower pace. For example, the financial services industry, which is often considered to be an early adopter of new technology, has embraced WLANs with only modest enthusiasm. READ MORE
December 2002
By Rick Laezman Schoolchildren in New York State are learning about the benefits of solar power in their own school buildings. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERD) has launched a program to install new solar systems in 50 schools statewide. Over 100 schools applied for funding under the School Power…Naturally Program. READ MORE
November 2002
By Rick Laezman When given the choice, a growing number of retail customers in the Northwest prefer renewable energy to fossil fuel generated power. According to a report published by the Renewable Northwest Project (RNP), the amount of "green power" purchased by retail customers in the Northwest has more than tripled in the past year, from 47.1 million kWh to 162.9 million kWh. READ MORE
Energy efficiency has become one of the most important elements of the sustainable energy movement. Despite its growth, government support is still essential. Recognizing that need, the state of New Jersey has approved a sizeable incentive. READ MORE
At least one sector of the economy hasn’t been affected by the recession.According to the London-based research company Bloomberg New Energy Finance, investment in clean energy reached record levels in 2010. The firm reported new investment in clean energy amounted to $243 billion last year. READ MORE
Always a trailblazer, California has taken the bold step of increasing its renewable portfolio standard, which has helped inspire other states but is still comparatively higher. In April, Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill X1-2, which will raise the state’s current renewable portfolio standard and extend the time frame another 10 years. READ MORE