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

October 2016
As storage technology plays a widening role in an energy culture that has become increasingly reliant on renewables and efficiency, the market for the technology has grown in equal measure. According to a recent study, the U.S. energy storage market has enjoyed a robust quarter and is on track for more record-breaking growth. READ MORE
October 2016
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has christened the fourth Tuesday of every October as national Energy Star Day. This year, the agency marked the holiday by issuing a call-to-action to change out inefficient light bulbs with Energy Star certified bulbs. Energy Star is an EPA certification given to products, buildings and homes that achieve higher standards of efficiency. READ MORE
October 2016
As technology continues to play an expanding role in society, few realms are left untouched. Mobility is one of the many facets of our daily lives that is undergoing a dramatic transformation. According to the market research firm Navigant, consumers and cities are combining to accelerate growth in new electric mobility devices. READ MORE
October 2016
As renewable power increases its market share, energy storage assumes a larger role. Recognizing the importance of government benchmarks, California lawmakers have taken steps to raise the state’s energy-storage standard.
 In early September, state legislators passed four bills intended to increase the amount of storage used in California. 
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October 2016
Solar power has been met with controversy in states such as Arizona and Oklahoma. In contrast, lawmakers and voters in Florida seem to have warmed 
to the idea.
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October 2016
Government has always played an indispensable role in fostering the growth of renewable-energy resources. Just as one city or state can have tremendous impact, the effect of that involvement is magnified when multiple agencies share a common vision.
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September 2016
Offshore wind has been making headway as a legitimate source of renewable energy. This summer, natural gas and electricity distributor National Grid announced it had completed a cable project to deliver electricity from the nation’s first offshore wind farm in Rhode Island—Deepwater Wind’s Block Island Wind Farm—to the grid.
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September 2016
In the realm of emerging technologies, investment is a strong barometer of momentum. According to one recent study, investment in building energy efficiency points to rapidly growing momentum in the field.
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September 2016
For renewables and energy efficiency, effective storage technologies are a key ingredient to their continued success. For its part, the battery industry is keeping up. According to a recent study by the firm Navigant Research, the market for next-generation battery technology is ready for growth.
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