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

November 2013
As the nation continues to embrace alternative energy sources, the challenge of distribution becomes more pronounced. Utilities, providers, transmission operators and manufacturers need to find an efficient and reliable way to get all that new power to the grid.
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October 2013
In society’s ongoing quest for a more sustainable energy future, there is always room for another innovative source of clean power. Along those lines, generating electricity from garbage is not new.
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October 2013
Storage is the missing link that will enable renewables to become a reliable supply of mainstream energy. It is no wonder then that, as renewables expand in their reach, new and innovative forms of storing that energy also become more relevant. READ MORE
October 2013
If energy markets are a zero-sum game, then renewables’ gains are a loss to any of the other forms of energy that they displace. In this case, the losers are fossil fuels.
 One of those fossil fuels, and the one that most proponents of a cleaner energy future would be happy to see disappear, is coal.
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October 2013
Like all renewables, solar power faces a number of obstacles in its quest for mainstream growth. Overcoming those obstacles demands creativity, innovation and an open mind—and not just on the level of engineering and science.
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September 2013
On the heels of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced its own investment in a key component of that plan.
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September 2013
Until the end of time, pundits and politicians will debate the role of government as an engine of change. One thing is certain, however, when it comes to change in the realm of technology and energy, government is a driving force.
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September 2013
In the race to show greater leadership in corporate sustainability practices, one company has consistently raised the bar. Shortly after Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, announced its ambitious plans for all of its facilities to be powered 100 percent by renewable energy by the year 2020, another corporate giant came out with a proposal that generated its own buzz.
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September 2013
New technologies are often gauged by their ability to break new ground. By that measure alone, offshore wind has arrived.
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