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

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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September 2013
Every economic crisis breeds a certain amount of positive forward-thinking, as everyone from the wealthy investor to the hardworking assembly-line worker searches for signs that things will improve. While the worst of the economic crisis may be behind us, it is no less tempting to search for signs that better times still lay ahead.
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September 2013
Reputations are hard to live down. Take, for example, rigid aluminum—used for electrical conduit—and its reputation for high cost. According to a recent study, that may be more misperception than fact.
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September 2013
The push to a green energy society has many benefits. Among them are the severing of dependency on foreign oil, combatting global warming, and a generally cleaner planet.
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September 2013
As digital innovation, green power and energy efficiency become increasingly intertwined in our daily lives, it makes sense that manufacturers recognize the growing interconnectedness of their products and the importance of that interconnectedness to the consumer. A group of industry leaders has teamed up 
to show consumers that they get it.
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August 2013
As the quest continues for new ways to store renewable power, making it a more competitive source of energy on a massive scale, the search for capable storage materials becomes more surreal. In the latest twist in this intriguing story, researchers at the University of Maryland (UMD) have developed a nano-battery that runs on the most unlikely of materials: wood.
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August 2013
Every electrical project is fraught with danger and risk. However, not every project involves stringing cable over a gorge, suspending yourself from it in a basket, and stabilizing it so your employer can walk across it later without falling to his death.
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July 2013
As alternative-energy sources become more commonplace, the need for infrastructure to support their expanding reach into mainstream energy markets is also on the rise. Microgrids have emerged as an ideal technology to meet this growing demand. A recent study confirms the interplay of the two trends.
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