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 2014
Throughout history, military technology has evolved into far-flung and highly useful civilian applications. The Humvee notwithstanding, consumers have benefitted in many ways from technology that was first applied on the battlefield.
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October 2014
Falling somewhat outside ofthe scope of the electrical industry, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design [LEED] green building standard has been embroiled in a long-running controversy with the nation’s chemical manufacturers. That feud recently took an unexpected turn when the two sides discovered they shared a common goal.
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October 2014
The fight against greenhouse gases takes commitments from all industries, if for no other reason than their emissions can be traced to so many different sources.
 Recognizing the role of the built environment and their own industry in this equation, the world’s architects have made their own commitment to help reverse the trend.
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October 2014
We live in an era when electrical power is mostly indispensable. Electricity touches almost every aspect of our daily lives and drives even mundane tasks.
 With that dependency comes the need for reliability. In short, having a consistent flow of electricity to the home or office has become a necessity that most of us can no longer do without.
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September 2014
Solar-power researchers are always trying to squeeze more power out of their devices. After all, more power from solar cells effectively lowers the overall cost, and a more cost-effective cell will make solar photovoltaics more competitive with other forms of electrical generation.
 One company claims to have come up with a system that could propel solar into another dimension of efficiency.
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September 2014
The evolution of lighting technology is touching every aspect of society. Smart technology and alternative sources of energy are similarly expanding their reach, leading to a range of innovations even in street lighting.
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September 2014
The modern movement toward more sustainable-energy practices has touched almost every aspect of our daily lives. From renewable power to electric vehicles (EVs), few of these changes have gone unnoticed, and the trend affects almost everyone in one way or another.
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September 2014
Like so many innovations of the digital age, electric vehicles (EVs) promise to transform the way we do seemingly mundane things, such as driving a car.
 One of the other miracles of modern technology is its ability to stretch its impact beyond the ordinary things for which it was intended. In this regard, EVs are no exception.
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September 2014
It’s been said before that all politics are local. Recently, local leaders took that adage and applied it to the pursuit for a new energy society.
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