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 2017
Solar power figures heavily in the state of Hawaii's quest to have 100 percent renewable generation by the year 2045. In October, the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (HPUC) approved two new programs, which will encourage more customers to go solar. READ MORE
November 2017
Already a leader in clean energy and greenhouse gas reduction, California has set some ambitious goals for the future. One state utility thinks those goals are attainable and offers a plan for success. Released in November, Southern California Edison's (SCE) "Clean Power and Electrification Pathway" outlines a strategy for California to achieve its environmental objectives. READ MORE
November 2017
Less than a month after a series of unprecedented wildfires devastated several Northern California communities, controversy has ignited over who is at fault. READ MORE
November 2017
When it comes to the adoption of energy efficiency and renewable power, financing is always a challenge, especially in rural areas. A new partnership between a business group and an environmental advocacy organization takes aim at that challenge. READ MORE
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October 2017
While the “October Siege” of wildfires continues in California, the worst of the episode may have passed. READ MORE
October 2017
In what is being described as the "October Fire Siege," more than 250 wildfires have raged across California in a little over a week. READ MORE
September 2017
As the nation's electricity generation and transmission infrastructure undergoes profound changes, the federal government is taking steps to ensure that the system remains reliable, resilient and affordable for many years to come. READ MORE
September 2017
As data about home energy use expands, the next big thing could come from new products and services companies create to analyze and use that data. READ MORE
September 2017
It is becoming commonplace in the renewable energy sector for overlapping industries to team up for opportunities of scale and efficiency. Witness the evolution of electric vehicles (EVs) as not just a clean way to get around but as a key storage component of the smart grid. Another marriage of overlapping industries has taken place between battery technology and wind and solar generation. READ MORE

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