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 2016
The nuclear power industry has experienced a number of setbacks in recent years, as more plants close due to safety concerns and renewable-energy industries expand at a record pace. On the other hand, many people still consider nuclear power to be an essential energy source for the future.
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August 2016
In this era when renewable power enjoys tremendous popularity, not all proposals are a slam dunk. Leaders sometimes have to take a stand to help get controversial projects over the hump. In June, Missouri Gov. READ MORE
August 2016
In the pursuit of energy efficiency, buildings are a major target. Commercial buildings in particular represent some of the biggest energy users. A new survey by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) shows that energy use in this sector is declining.
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August 2016
Government plays a leading role in the growth of smart technologies. Columbus, Ohio, recently showed off some of its smarts by winning a national competition of cities that focused on the use of smart technology in the transportation sector.
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August 2016
The future role of coal has always been a central question in the larger discussion about climate change and renewable power. Some envision a future without coal entirely, but that scenario has not always seemed practical. READ MORE
August 2016
In a state blessed by an abundance of sun, one might expect the solar industry to bask in unmitigated regulatory support. But Arizona is not California, and the state’s homegrown controversy over rooftop solar has cast a dark cloud over the future of the market there. READ MORE
July 2016
Standards for new technology are necessary to encourage growth and innovation by ensuring interoperability and compatibility of new devices.
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  • By Heisenberg Media (Flickr: Elon Musk - The Summit 2013) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
July 2016
In the drama surrounding the growth of sustainable technology, a few companies have found themselves occupying a large space on center stage. Recently, two of those companies shined the spotlights on their space with the prospects of a merger. READ MORE
  • A local microgrid in Sendai, Japan
July 2016
One of the byproducts of the surge in renewable power and smart technology has been the expansion of microgrids. According to recent reports, the systems are expanding nationwide. READ MORE

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