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 2015
When it comes to transformative change in society, government is often the catalyst. The transition to a more energy-efficient landscape is no exception. According to a new ranking of energy innovation, America’s biggest cities are leading the way.
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July 2015
From solar power to electric vehicles, from building efficiency to biomass, the energy industry is blessed with an abundance of innovative technologies that are transforming how we generate and consume electricity. Among these, energy storage stands out as the one that makes all of them more useful.
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June 2015
While wind power has made great strides breaking into energy markets in recent years, there is still much more room to expand.
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June 2015
Already an early-adopter in the fight against climate change, California has taken another step to bolster its reputation by more quickly reducing its emissions of greenhouse gases.
 Building on the success of the previous administration, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed an executive order in late April that will ramp up the path toward lower emissions.
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June 2015
Oklahoma, where the wind comes sweepin’ down the plain, may be the victim of its own success in the renewable-energy quest for mainstream market share. The state’s wind-power industry has been growing like a summer storm. At the same time, opposition has been stirring up its own cyclones of political opposition in the state legislature.
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June 2015
Progress in the renewable-energy industry is often measured in outsized terms—the best, the biggest, the fastest and the cheapest. When it comes to packing a wallop of solar potential, no place does it like Nevada.
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June 2015
The age of renewables is all about change, not only in the way we generate electricity but also the way we live and function. The acceptance of alternative-energy sources has affected how we view the environment, drive our cars and run our households. In no small way, it likely will change the way utilities relate to their customers.
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June 2015
In the race for greater energy efficiency, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are taking on a widening role. The conversion to LEDs is well underway in the home, where they are quickly displacing compact fluorescent lamps, which are a recent replacement for incandescent lamps.
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May 2015
When it comes to public opinion, nuclear power has run the gamut from a promising new source of plentiful electricity to a nightmarish, sci-fi-like technology that should be shunned, lest the entire planet suffer a meltdown.
 Now, the industry has apparently recovered from such memorable, recent accidents as Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima, and achieved general, widespread acceptance.
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