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REPUBLICANS SEEK RECALL OF DEMOCRATIC STATE SENATOR WHO VOTED FOR CALIFORNIA GAS TAX

Posted on: June 29th, 2017 by Stas

By Stas Margaronis Republicans say they have sufficient signatures to hold a recall election for a Democratic State Senator in California who voted for a new gas tax aimed at repairing and rebuilding California freeways and roads. Repealing the new California tax, which is designed to fund $50 billion in road and freeway improvements over […]

MAKE AMERICAN SHIPBUILDING AND SHIPPING GREAT AGAIN

Posted on: December 12th, 2016 by Stas

By Stas Margaronis President-Elect Trump has pledged to “Make America Great Again” by investing in American infrastructure and creating new jobs. One area in which the new president can fast-track infrastructure revitalization and job creation is by upgrading existing U.S. loan guarantees to leverage public/private funding of new ships, new shipyards, and new maritime jobs. […]

Greece: Austerity Undermines Healthcare – MSF’s Dr. A. Veizis

Posted on: August 29th, 2016 by Stas

Interview: Dr. Apostolos Veizis, Director of Medical Operational Support (Greece), Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders), June 24, 2016 By Stas Margaronis The Greek economic crisis of 2010 continues to undermine healthcare in Greece. Hospitals have experienced major cutbacks, medical insurance has been cut back due to unemployment and the treatment of disease has been […]

CALIFORNIA SUSTAINABLE FREIGHT PLAN DOWNPLAYS SHIPS

Posted on: August 16th, 2016 by Stas

BY: STAS MARGARONIS   The California Air Resources Board (CARB) and other California agencies issued the 2016 “California Sustainable Freight Action Plan” (Action Plan), “an unprecedented effort, intended to integrate investments, policies, and programs across several State agencies to help realize a singular vision for California’s freight transport system.” The Action Plan says, “California has […]

CARB: IGNORING SHIPS AND TUGS AS SUSTAINABLE FREIGHT TRANSPORTERS?

Posted on: May 16th, 2016 by Stas

BY STAS MARGARONIS The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has been a trailblazer in reducing emissions in California and is now engaged in a new initiative to reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) in the transportation of freight. The result could be a transformation of the California economy that will make California the role model for the […]

PORT OF STOCKTON: SAN JOAQUIN RIVER NAVIGATIONAL CHALLENGES

Posted on: March 24th, 2016 by Stas

BY STAS MARGARONIS   ATTRACTING BUSINESS TO THE PORT OF STOCKTON The Port of Stockton (POS), located in California’s San Joaquin Valley, is positioned near many distribution centers serving Northern California. It is also the nearest port for many San Joaquin Valley farm exporters who currently ship out of the Ports of Oakland, Los Angeles […]

“THE FINEST HOURS” MOVIE REVIEW

Posted on: February 19th, 2016 by Stas

BY STAS MARGARONIS The movie “The Finest Hours” is based on the true story of the U.S. Coast Guard rescue of the crew of a T-2 tanker that broke up in a violent storm off the Massachusetts coast in 1952. The successful rescue of the T-2 tanker crew was the result of the heroism of […]

PROPOSED MAINE FLOATING WIND FARM PROJECT ON SCHEDULE

Posted on: December 15th, 2015 by Stas

PROPOSED MAINE FLOATING WIND FARM PROJECT ON SCHEDULE BY STAS MARGARONIS, RBTUS Construction of two floating wind turbines, each generating 6MW (megawatts) of electricity, is scheduled to begin in 2017 for deployment off the coast of Maine. Professor Habib Dagher, executive director of the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center and principal investigator […]

World Shipping Council’s Koch Predicts “Very Challenging” 2016

Posted on: December 1st, 2015 by Stas

World Shipping Council’s Koch Predicts “Very Challenging” 2016 By Stas Margaronis Ocean carriers – and by extension, shippers – will be facing “very challenging and competitive” conditions in 2016, according to Christopher Koch, Senior Advisor at the World Shipping Council…. Please see full story: http://www.ajot.com/blogs/full/blog-world-shipping-councils-koch-predicts-very-challenging-2016    

DO RUSSIA/CHINA NAVAL CHALLENGES = NEW U.S. SHIPBUILDING?

Posted on: November 6th, 2015 by Stas

DO RUSSIA/CHINA NAVAL CHALLENGES = NEW U.S. SHIPBUILDING? BY STAS MARGARONIS, RBTUS   RUSSIA/CHINA CHALLENGE TO U.S. Admiral John Richardson, chief of U.S. Naval Operations, has warned that Russia and China are posing growing challenges to the United States Navy from the Black Sea and Mediterranean to the Pacific. Admiral  Richardson told the Financial Times […]

A NEW SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY SHIPYARD CAN REDUCE CALIFORNIA’S I-5 TRUCK CONGESTION, EMISSIONS & CREATE NEW JOBS

Posted on: October 21st, 2015 by Stas

A NEW SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY SHIPYARD CAN REDUCE CALIFORNIA’S I-5 TRUCK CONGESTION, EMISSIONS & CREATE NEW JOBS BY STAS MARGARONIS A new state-of-the-art shipyard located in the Stockton area could have a transformational effect in establishing Stockton as an international trade center as well as reducing long-hauling trucking costs and emissions in California’s San Joaquin […]

Long Beach Chamber Provides Marine 5 Highway Forum

Posted on: September 17th, 2015 by Stas

Long Beach Chamber Provides Marine 5 Highway Forum By Stas Margaronis The Green Business Council, a committee of the Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, hosted several presentations at its September 16th meeting. I discussed the Marine 5 Highway vessel service shifting truckloads along the I-5 freeway corridor onto ships between Northern and Southern California ports. […]

ELON MUSK & TESLA ARE REBUILDING THE UNITED STATES

Posted on: August 14th, 2015 by Stas

ELON MUSK & TESLA ARE REBUILDING THE UNITED STATES BY STAS MARGARONIS Elon Musk is making the United States a global leader in car manufacturing with his development of the Tesla models of electric cars which eliminate the need for gasoline and the internal combustion engine. The company is developing a car battery factory to […]

CAN ILWU RESTORE PACIFIC PORT COMPETITIVENESS?

Posted on: July 27th, 2015 by Stas

CAN ILWU RESTORE PACIFIC PORT COMPETITIVENESS? BY STAS MARGARONIS   Introduction International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) executives told California agricultural exporters at the recent Agriculture Transportation Coalition (AgTC) conference that the ILWU can make ports more competitive. However, there must be collaboration between the ILWU and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), they said. The1960 […]

Automated Long Beach Container Terminal & Marine 5 Highway Ships

Posted on: June 1st, 2015 by Stas

Automated Long Beach Container Terminal & Marine 5 Highway Ships Can Reduce I-710/5/580 Truck Congestion & Emissions  By Stas Margaronis Super economical, 18,000 twenty foot unit container ships will be arriving at the Port of Long Beach’s new Long Beach Container Terminal (LBCT) after the automated terminal opens in early 2016. LBCT will allow Long […]

SJV TRUCKING/SJV EXPRESS: CALIFORNIA’S MARINE 5 HIGHWAY

Posted on: May 28th, 2015 by Stas

SJV TRUCKING/SJV EXPRESS: CALIFORNIA’S MARINE 5 HIGHWAY BY STAS MARGARONIS  New coastal Marine 5 Highway container ships sailing between Stockton/Oakland and Long Beach/Los Angeles could be the answer for San Joaquin Valley (SJV) exporters and importers facing growing delays and congestion at the ports of Oakland, Long Beach and Los Angeles. The Port of Oakland […]

CALIFORNIA DESALINATION STRATEGIES: AN INTERVIEW WITH RANDY TRUBY

Posted on: April 7th, 2015 by Stas

CALIFORNIA DESALINATION STRATEGIES: AN INTERVIEW WITH RANDY TRUBY BY STAS MARGARONIS   Randy Truby, California-based desalination consultant and comptroller for the International Desalination Association, told RBTUS in an interview that he believes states experiencing long-term drought conditions, such as California, may need to consider new investments in desalination plants in order to provide insurance against […]

ANTHONY VEDER: NEW LNG BUNKER AND TRANSPORTER COULD SPEED LNG FUELING AT PORTS

Posted on: February 3rd, 2015 by Stas

ANTHONY VEDER: NEW LNG BUNKER AND TRANSPORTER COULD SPEED LNG FUELING AT PORTS BY STAS MARGARONIS A new Dutch transporter will also act as a floating LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) fuel depot at European ports building up their capacity to supply new LNG powered ships that are just beginning to come on line. U.S. ports […]

MEDSHARE: MEDICAL SUPPLIER TO THE NEEDY

Posted on: January 15th, 2015 by Stas

MEDSHARE: MEDICAL SUPPLIER TO THE NEEDY BY STAS MARGARONIS MedShare is an Atlanta based non-profit that provides medical equipment and basic supplies such as gauze, bandages, syringes, etc. to countries in need. Most recently, MedShare sent 30 containers to West Africa as part of a support effort to combat the Ebola virus. Last week, a […]

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION EMPOWERS CALIFORNIA’S 75 PERCENT

Posted on: October 21st, 2014 by Stas

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION EMPOWERS CALIFORNIA’S 75 PERCENT BY STAS MARGARONIS, WWW.RBTUS.COM Last spring, Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) convened a solar business advisory group to discuss how the college can better help businesses. One business owner complained that high school graduates are increasingly unable to perform elementary tasks such as showing up at the job on […]

AVOID 710 FREEWAY WIDENING: BUILD THE MARINE 5 HIGHWAY & LONG BEACH SHIPYARD

Posted on: September 11th, 2014 by Stas

AVOID 710 FREEWAY WIDENING: BUILD THE MARINE 5 HIGHWAY & LONG BEACH SHIPYARD BY STAS MARGARONIS, RBTUS.COM An alternative to widening the 710 freeway, linking the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, is to shift containerized truckloads onto ships. In this way, containers can be transported from the ports of Long Beach and Los […]

M-580: HOW CONTAINER HANDLING COSTS UNDERMINED SERVICE

Posted on: August 11th, 2014 by Stas

M-580 : HOW CONTAINER HANDLING COSTS UNDERMINED SERVICE BY STAS MARGARONIS,  RBTUS.COM In September, the Port of Stockton says  it is discontinuing the M-580 tug/barge service between the California Ports of Stockton and Oakland. One factor:  high costs for loading and unloading containers. The suspension comes as a result of an $8 million loss to the […]

American Shipper: Impact of New Maersk-MSC Alliance

Posted on: July 28th, 2014 by Stas

American Shipper: Impact of New Maersk, MSC Alliance By Stas Margaronis, RBTUS The P3  Alliance between Maersk Lines, Mediterranean Shipping Company and CMA/CGM dissolved  due to Chinese antitrust concerns and resulted in two of the former three P3 members organizing  into  the Maersk Lines and Mediterranean Shipping Co. alliance. American Shipper says: “The  two shipping lines […]

Save M-580 Campaign Heats Up

Posted on: July 15th, 2014 by Stas

Save M-580 Campaign Heats Up  By Stas Margaronis, rbtus.com A Port of Stockton spokesman said the year old M-580 tug barge service between the Ports of Oakland and Stockton could be discontinued unless a new operator takes over the service. The spokesman said that a decision on discontinuing the weekly service is imminent. However, a […]

AB 2145: LANCASTER OPPOSES CA LEGISLATION UNDERMINING LOCAL POWER DEVELOPERS

Posted on: June 4th, 2014 by Stas

AB 2145: LANCASTER OPPOSES CA LEGISLATION UNDERMINING LOCAL POWER DEVELOPERS   BY STAS MARGARONIS, RBTUS.COM Heather Swan, Senior Project Coordinator, Lancaster Power Authority (LPA) is concerned that her city’s efforts to organize as a community power authority and foster new solar development will be hurt by restrictions proposed under Assembly Bill 2145  (AB 2145). AB […]

AB 2145:PROPOSED CALIFORNIA LEGISLATION THREATENS GREEN ENERGY COMPETITORS

Posted on: May 13th, 2014 by Stas

MAY 4, 2014 By Roy L Hales,  ECO REPORT The second of California’s community choice aggregates (CCA) was  launched amidst  state legislation (AB 2145) that could restrict further competition with established utilities. Sonoma Clean Power opened on on May 1, 2014, “with lower rates than PG&E and greater levels of safe, clean energy.” Marin Clean Energy has […]

SONOMA CLEAN POWER: GEOF SYPHERS UPDATE

Posted on: April 10th, 2014 by Stas

SONOMA CLEAN POWER: GEOF SYPHERS UPDATE BY STAS MARGARONIS,  RBTUS.COM On April 2nd, Geof Syphers, chief executive officer of the Sonoma Clean Power Authority (SCP) provided Sebastopol Rotarians with descriptions of consumer programs and economic development possibilities. SCP is one of only two organizations to successfully launch electric power service to customers under California’s Community […]

MARINE FINANCE: VIKING RAID BY MATTHEW MCCLEERY

Posted on: February 18th, 2014 by Stas

MARINE FINANCE: VIKING RAID BY MATTHEW MCCLEERY BY STAS MARGARONIS International trade relies on ocean shipping and ocean shipping is increasingly dependent on finance. There was a time when shipowners often came from the ranks of sea captains. Today shipowners increasingly come from the ranks of business school graduates, such as from the Cass Business […]

Sonoma Ag Commission: Linegar Will Outline Drought/Climate Impact & Renewable Proposals @SRJC on Friday, January 24th

Posted on: January 22nd, 2014 by Stas

Sonoma Ag Commission: Linegar Will Outline Drought/Climate Impact & Renewable Proposals @SRJC on Friday, January 24th Tony Linegar, Sonoma County Agricultural Commissioner, will discuss the drought’s impact on agricultural sectors as well as renewable energy developments at the Sonoma Renewable Strategies Conference taking place at Santa Rosa Junior College, Friday, January 24th. Register for the […]

Congressman Huffman Addresses SRJC Renewable Conference Friday January 24th

Posted on: January 22nd, 2014 by Stas

Congressman Huffman Addresses SRJC Renewable Conference Friday January 24th  Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) will address the Sonoma Renewable Strategies Conference convening on Friday January 24th at Santa Rosa Junior College’s Bertolini Student Center.  Huffman will be reporting on renewable energy developments in Congress.  Frank Chong, SRJC President will introduce Congressman Huffman.  To attend the conference […]

CLIMATE PROTECTION CAMPAIGN: HANCOCK ADDRESSES SRJC RENEWABLE CONFERENCE FRIDAY JANUARY 24TH

Posted on: January 21st, 2014 by Stas

CLIMATE PROTECTION CAMPAIGN: HANCOCK ADDRESSES   SRJC RENEWABLE CONFERENCE FRIDAY JANUARY 24TH Ann Hancock, executive director of the Climate Protection Campaign will discuss the organization’s role in helping to create Sonoma Clean Power to students and participants at the Sonoma Renewable Strategies Conference taking place at Santa RosaJunior College, Friday, January 24th Ann Hancock co-founded the […]

DOLCE WINERY: ALLEN PRESENTS FLOATING SOLAR INSTALLATION AT SRJC RENEWABLE CONFERENCE FRIDAY JANUARY 24TH

Posted on: January 21st, 2014 by Stas

DOLCE WINERY: ALLEN PRESENTS FLOATING SOLAR INSTALLATION AT SRJC RENEWABLE CONFERENCE FRIDAY JANUARY 24TH Dolce Winery President Greg Allen will discuss the installation and winery economics of the company’s floating solar installation to students and participants at the Sonoma Renewable Strategies Conference taking place atSanta RosaJunior College, Friday, January 24th Greg Allen has worked for […]

NORTH BAY ELECTRIC VEHICLES FEATURED AT SRJC RENEWABLE STRATEGIES CONFERENCE FRIDAY JANUARY 24TH

Posted on: January 21st, 2014 by Stas

NORTH BAY ELECTRIC VEHICLES FEATURED AT SRJC RENEWABLE STRATEGIES CONFERENCE FRIDAY JANUARY 24TH   Alan Soule, president North Bay Chapter of the Electric Auto Association will be presenting a fleet of electric cars to students and participants at the Sonoma Renewable Strategies Conference taking place at Santa Rosa Junior  College, Friday, January 24th at the […]

Marin Clean Energy: Kudo Addresses Marin Renewable Effort At SRJC Renewable Conference Friday January 24th

Posted on: January 21st, 2014 by Stas

Marin Clean Energy: Kudo Addresses Marin Renewable Effort At SRJC Renewable Conference Friday January 24th Justin Kudo, Manager of Account Services discusses the progress Marin Clean Energy has made in renewable energy sourcing to students and participants at the Sonoma Renewable Strategies Conference taking place at Santa Rosa Junior College, Friday, January 24th To attend […]

Sonoma County Winegrape Commission: Kruse Outlines 100% Sustainability Goal & Current Water and Energy Issues @SRJC Friday, January 24th

Posted on: January 21st, 2014 by Stas

Sonoma County Winegrape Commission: Kruse Outlines 100% Sustainability Goal & Current Water and Energy Issues @SRJC Friday, January 24th Karissa Kruse, President of the Sonoma County Winegrape Commission will outline the wine industry’s bold commitment to becoming the first 100% sustainable wine region in Americaand discuss hot topics such as drought and energy sources at […]

AERO THEATRE : LONG LIVE FREEDOM!

Posted on: December 18th, 2013 by Stas

AERO THEATRE : LONG LIVE FREEDOM!  By Stas Margaronis  VIVA LA LIBERTÀ (2013, Rai International Sales, 92 min,Italy, Dir: Roberto Andò) This Italian comedy was shown at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica, California. This film is partly a polemic about the increasing failure of representative governments in tough economic times. The film’s solution is […]

SONOMA RENEWABLE STRATEGIES CONFERENCE January 24, 2014

Posted on: December 3rd, 2013 by Stas

SONOMA RENEWABLE  STRATEGIES  CONFERENCE January 24, 2014 Bertolini Hall, Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA   Santa Rosa, CA-  The Sonoma Renewable Strategies Conference will take place at Santa Rosa Junior College on Friday, January 24, 2014 and will feature:   *Jared Huffman,  U.S. Congressional Representative *Marc Levine,  California Assemblymember * Frank Chong,  Santa […]

LA UNION STATION “CROWN JEWEL” DEVELOPMENT: MAYOR GARCETTI

Posted on: October 31st, 2013 by Stas

LA UNION STATION “CROWN JEWEL” DEVELOPMENT: MAYOR GARCETTI By Stas Margaronis, RBTUS Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti told a Los Angeles Business Council (LABC) conference that he intends the revitalization and expansion of the downtown Union Station to be “the crown jewel” of an urban revival. Union Station revitalization is being managed by the Los […]

Far Niente Winery’s Floating Solar Experiment

Posted on: October 19th, 2013 by Stas

Far Niente Winery’s Floating Solar Experiment By Stas Margaronis In September, Sonoma County Board of Supervisors developed new land use requirements on Sonoma agricultural producers’ ability to build solar and other renewable energy projects. Robert Andersson, executive director of United Winegrowers, representing 200 wineries and vineyards in Sonoma County, called the new rules overly restrictive […]

SONOMA SUPERVISORS RESTRICT RENEWABLE AG DEVELOPMENT

Posted on: October 8th, 2013 by Stas

SONOMA SUPERVISORS RESTRICT RENEWABLE AG DEVELOPMENT BY STAS MARGARONIS As Sonoma County prepares to launch Sonoma Clean Power (SCP), the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors voted for   renewable agricultural land rules that were criticized by a leading vineyard association. Robert Andersson, executive director at United Winegrowers which represents 200 wineries and vineyards in Sonoma […]

LA’S UNION STATION REVITALIZATION EMPHASIZES MASS TRANSIT

Posted on: September 19th, 2013 by Stas

  LA’S UNION STATION REVITALIZATION EMPHASIZES MASS TRANSIT BY STAS MARGARONIS, RBTUS On August 1st, the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority (Metro) released preliminary concepts for revitalizing Union Station in downtown Los Angeles with modest and sweeping proposals that could have a far-reaching impact on transit and development for Los Angeles and Southern California.[1] Overview […]

SONOMA COUNTY,CA: FINANCING ENERGY RETROFITS FOR HOMES AND BUSINESSES

Posted on: August 19th, 2013 by Stas

SONOMA COUNTY,CA: FINANCING ENERGY RETROFITS FOR HOMES AND BUSINESSES BY STAS MARGARONIS, RBTUS The Sonoma County Energy Independence Program (SCEIP) provides a financing program for businesses and homeowners to install solar panels and other renewable applications that will reduce energy waste. “We provide money to finance energy efficiency, water conservation, and renewable generation improvements to existing homes and business […]

Marin Clean Energy Generates Renewable Power Providers

Posted on: August 7th, 2013 by Stas

Marin Clean Energy Generates Renewable Power Providers By Stas Margaronis, RBTUS Marin Clean Energy’s Feed-In Tariff program is supporting a new generation of renewable power providers in Marin County, California, explains Jamie Tuckey, MCE communications director: “The feed-in tariff is a fixed contract for 20 years in which we buy energy from renewable energy providers […]

Korea: The Achievements Of Admiral Yi Sun sin

Posted on: July 30th, 2013 by Stas

Korea: The Achievements Of Admiral Yi Sun sin By Benita Margaronis Elsie Allen High School, Santa Rosa Ca   Yi Sun-sin was one of the most successful admirals in history and was instrumental in defeating the Japanese invasion of Korea. He was born April 28th, 1545. He was a Korean naval commander who was famous […]

Humboldt Bay: Sailing On The Madaket

Posted on: July 18th, 2013 by Stas

Humboldt Bay: Sailing On The Madaket By Benita Margaronis, Elsie Allen High School, Santa Rosa Ca   Humboldt Bay includes the city of Eureka in Northern California. It’s very historic and old and has lost many of its wood and fishing industry jobs that made it so prosperous many years ago. The city got its […]

INLAND WATERWAYS BILL WILL FAST-TRACK ESSENTIAL MODERNIZATION

Posted on: June 20th, 2013 by Stas

INLAND WATERWAYS BILL WILL FAST-TRACK ESSENTIAL MODERNIZATION BY STAS MARGARONIS, RBTUS Waterways Council Inc. (WCI) reports that on May 15 the U.S. Senate passed by a vote of 83-14 the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) to, among other water resources areas, modernize the nation’s inland waterways.  The House of Representatives will now take up its […]

U OF MAINE LAUNCHES FIRST FLOATING WIND TURBINE

Posted on: June 17th, 2013 by Stas

U OF MAINE LAUNCHES FIRST FLOATING WIND TURBINE BY STAS MARGARONIS, RBTUS A University of Maine (UOM) team launched the first American floating wind turbine, VolturnUS, on May 31st incorporating innovations that could fast-track wind farms on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts as well as Hawaii. Regional wind farms can be anchored off the shores of […]

Public Banking Conference Urges Grass Roots Support For New Finance

Posted on: June 10th, 2013 by Stas

Public Banking Conference Urges Grass Roots Support For New Finance By Stas Margaronis, RBTUS   The failure to reign in banks after the 2008 financial collapse reflects the banks’ success in controlling elected representatives and financial regulators, according to participants at a conference panel sponsored by the Public Banking Institute. The event took place at […]

METROLINK: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA RAIL TRANSIT FACES CHALLENGES

Posted on: May 28th, 2013 by Stas

METROLINK: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA RAIL TRANSIT FACES CHALLENGES BY STAS MARGARONIS, RBTUS Metrolink, the Southern California rail transit carrier, is projected to increase ridership by 2% in 2013, modernize its locomotives, upgrade its traffic control system, and navigate past a cash flow crisis as well as four recent train-related deaths. ACCIDENTS Jeff Lustgarten, public information director […]

JAPAN’S PILOT OFFSHORE WIND FARM WILL DEPLOY FIRST WIND TURBINE IN 2014

Posted on: May 17th, 2013 by Stas

JAPAN’S PILOT OFFSHORE WIND FARM WILL DEPLOY FIRST WIND TURBINE IN 2014 BY STAS MARGARONIS, RBTUS Japan will deploy its first floating wind turbines as part of a larger offshore wind farm to be developed off the coast of Fukushima in 2014, according to a wind energy consultant. Annette Bossler, managing director at Main(e) International […]

MARIN COUNTY PIONEERS CALIFORNIA RENEWABLE ENERGY EFFORT

Posted on: April 30th, 2013 by Stas

MARIN COUNTY PIONEERS CALIFORNIA RENEWABLE ENERGY EFFORT BY STAS MARGARONIS, RBTUS California-based Marin Clean Energy (MCE) is pioneering a county-based effort to source high levels of renewable energy for consumers. As of April 2013, the average MCE residential customer can expect to pay about 90 cents more per month for MCE’s 50% renewable energy, as […]

SEAMEN’S CHURCH RESCUES MARINERS

Posted on: April 9th, 2013 by Stas

SEAMEN’S CHURCH RESCUES MARINERS BY STAS MARGARONIS, RBTUS Over one million seafarers operate container ships, tankers, and bulk carriers which help provide the critical logistical flow that keeps the world economies viable. These men and women face piracy challenges, shore leave obstacles and at times difficult access to health care according to Reverend David Rider, […]

ARE WE EVER GOING TO GET SERIOUS ABOUT NEW JOBS?

Posted on: April 5th, 2013 by Stas

ARE WE EVER GOING TO GET SERIOUS ABOUT  NEW JOBS? BY STAS MARGARONIS, RBTUS The news that the U.S. economy added only 88,000 jobs in March was a sharp drop from previous months and  raises questions about rosy economic predictions  that ignore the crisis in employment and living standards. The worsening jobs situations  is likely […]

SONOMA CLEAN POWER AUTHORITY AIMS AT 33% RENEWABLES

Posted on: April 3rd, 2013 by Stas

SONOMA CLEAN POWER AUTHORITY AIMS AT 33% RENEWABLES   BY STAS MARGARONIS, RBTUS   Sonoma County, California established the Sonoma Clean Power Authority (SCPA), and solicited energy partners to move the county toward a 33% renewable energy goal. Cordel Stillman, deputy chief engineer for the Sonoma County Water Agency (SCWA) is heading the SCPA program, […]

SOLMETRIC CEO URGES RENEWABLE ENERGY SURGE

Posted on: April 3rd, 2013 by Stas

SOLMETRIC CEO URGES RENEWABLE ENERGY SURGE BY STAS MARGARONIS, RBTUS Willard Mc Donald, president and CEO of Solmetric, a maker of testing equipment for the solar energy industry believes that solar energy is a fundamental source of energy. McDonald spoke at the Green Jobs Conference at Santa Rosa (CA) Junior College on March 1st in […]

STOCKMAN SAYS IT’S SUNDOWN IN AMERICA

Posted on: April 1st, 2013 by Stas

STOCKMAN SAYS IT’S SUNDOWN IN AMERICA   BY STAS MARGARONIS, RBTUS   David Stockman, former budget director to President Reagan, writes that the U.S. economy is not recovering. The recent rise in the stock market is   fueled by cheap financing provided by the U.S. Federal Reserve that cannot last. In a New York Times Op-Ed […]

Rep Mike Thompson Will Speak at California Green Jobs Conference

Posted on: February 12th, 2013 by Stas

Congressman Mike Thompson (D-Cal) will be the guest speaker at the Green Jobs Conference taking place on Friday, March 1, 2013, at the Santa Rosa Junior College (Bertolini Student Center) from 9am-4:30pm. The conference will focus on green job generation in Sonoma County and California. Sonoma County Supervisors Susan Gorin and Mike McGuire and  SRJC President, […]

HOW GREEN JOBS CAN REBUILD CALIFORNIA CONFERENCE

Posted on: January 29th, 2013 by Stas

             HOW GREEN JOBS CAN REBUILD CALIFORNIA Santa Rosa Junior College, Bertolini Hall, Santa Rosa, CA Friday, March 1, 2013 Guest Speaker- Congressman Mike Thompson(D-CA) To Register: http://greenjobsevent.com/register.shtml CONFERENCE AGENDA 8am-9am- Registration 9am- Welcome: Scott  Conrad, Director, Information Technology/SRJC, Jessica Jones/SRJC Student Body President 9:15am-10:30am- The Green Economic Imperative Introduction: Stas […]

PANDEMIC INFLUENZA TREATMENT NEEDS A MODERN, GENERIC APPROACH, REFORMER SAYS

Posted on: December 20th, 2012 by Stas

PANDEMIC INFLUENZA TREATMENT NEEDS A MODERN, GENERIC APPROACH, REFORMER SAYS By Stas  Margaronis,  RBTUS During the 2009 swine influenza pandemic, more than 90% of the world’s people had no access to timely and affordable supplies of pandemic vaccines and antiviral agents. Instead, they had to confront the pandemic using 19th century “public health technologies;” for example, no hand […]

OAKLAND’S INTERNATIONAL MARITIME CENTER MINISTERS TO THE UNKNOWN SOLDIERS OF THE SEA

Posted on: December 17th, 2012 by Stas

OAKLAND’S INTERNATIONAL MARITIME CENTER MINISTERS TO THE UNKNOWN SOLDIERS OF THE SEA BY STAS MARGARONIS, RBTUS Mariners around the world face a tougher life as a result of: piracy, stricter immigration laws, faster turn-around times by vessels keeping them on ships longer, and working conditions that may be good or bad. Organizations such as the […]

Inland Waterways: Shutdown of Mississippi River Commerce Still Looms

Posted on: December 12th, 2012 by Stas

ARLINGTON, VA – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reports today that two contractors named to remove rock pinnacles at Thebes, Illinois are en route and are expected to arrive on location on December 13 and 17, respectively. The Corps says it is “cautiously optimistic we can start blasting next week” after it meets with the contractors […]

CalBattery Breakthrough a Product of the National Innovation Ecosystem

Posted on: November 27th, 2012 by Stas

  CalBattery Breakthrough a Product of the National Innovation Ecosystem Posted November 2, 2012 California Lithium Battery Inc. (CalBattery) – a start-up established in 2011 – has announced the development of a potential battery breakthrough that could significantly increase energy density and reduce costs. As the battery industry continues to struggle with performance and cost […]

OFFSHORE WIND: TAX CREDIT EXTENSION IS VITAL

Posted on: November 20th, 2012 by Stas

OFFSHORE WIND: TAX CREDIT EXTENSION IS VITAL By Stas Margaronis, RBTUS Jim Lanard, president of the Offshore Wind Development Coalition says the extension of the Investment Tax Credit by Congress is vital to continued investment and development for the wind industry. He discusses this in the following interview: What Are Prospects for An Investment Tax Credit […]

JAPAN MOBILIZES FOR NEXT GENERATION FLOATING/OFFSHORE WIND FARMS

Posted on: November 5th, 2012 by Stas

JAPAN MOBILIZES FOR NEXT GENERATION FLOATING/OFFSHORE WIND FARMS BY STAS MARGARONIS,   Although still a small player in the global wind market, Japan is ramping up for a major mobilization into next generation floating wind turbines to replace its nuclear power industry. Japan government works with Maple Leaf Online Casino and other companies. Annette Bossler, […]

Inland waterway repair shortfalls may boost Pacific ports and hurt Gulf ports

Posted on: October 29th, 2012 by Stas

  Inland waterway repair shortfalls may boost Pacific ports and hurt Gulf ports   By Stas Margaronis, written for the American Journal of Transportation The failure to invest in the inland system that feeds agricultural exports down the Mississippi River to Gulf Coast ports such as New Orleans may drive more exports to be shipped […]

MEDICAL TEAMS INTERNATIONAL SHIPS DONATED MEDICAL SUPPLIES TO THE WORLD

Posted on: October 26th, 2012 by Stas

MEDICAL TEAMS INTERNATIONAL SHIPS DONATED MEDICAL SUPPLIES TO THE WORLD   BY STAS MARGARONIS, RBTUS   Medical Teams International (MTI), an Oregon-based, Christian global health organization packs donated medical supplies for needy clinics and hospitals all over the world. MTI is supporting a drive for Greek hospitals devastated by Greece’s budgetary cutbacks.   The Greek […]

WILL GERMANY & EU DRIVE GREECE TO THE NAZIS?

Posted on: October 18th, 2012 by Stas

WILL GERMANY & EU DRIVE GREECE TO THE NAZIS? BY STAS MARGARONIS, RBTUS Unless Germany and the European Union move quickly to end demands for draconian cutbacks on Greek government spending, they will only worsen the country’s economic and political disintegration that is benefiting the Greek Nazi party. The Greek Nazi party, Golden Dawn, is […]

Where Is Harry Bridges When We Need Him?

Posted on: October 15th, 2012 by Stas

Where Is Harry Bridges When We Need Him? By Stas Margaronis, RBTUS A new, innovative tug and barge service between the California ports of Stockton and Oakland that can shift as many as 750 truckloads per week off Northern California highways and reduce fuel costs and emissions, has been put on hold due to manning […]

FLOATING WIND PLATFORMS: INTERVIEW WITH PAUL WILLIAMSON, MAINE WIND INDUSTRY INITIATIVE (MWII)

Posted on: September 20th, 2012 by Stas

FLOATING WIND PLATFORMS: AN INTERVIEW WITH PAUL WILLIAMSON, DIRECTOR, MAINE WIND INDUSTRY INITIATIVE (MWII) BY STAS MARGARONIS RBTUS spoke with Paul Williamson, director of the Maine Wind Industry Initiative which is playing a leading role in developing new floating wind turbines that can reduce the time and installation cost of older fixed platform wind turbines […]

BLUE GREEN ALLIANCE PUSHES PRODUCTION TAX CREDIT EXTENSION FOR WIND INDUSTRY

Posted on: September 17th, 2012 by Stas

BLUE GREEN ALLIANCE PUSHES  PRODUCTION TAX CREDIT EXTENSION FOR WIND INDUSTRY BY STAS MARGARONIS The Blue Green Alliance,  a coalition of union and environmental organizations, is lobbying  Congress to approve a production tax credit (PTC) for the wind industry by the end of 2012 so as to maintain the momentum of new installations. Eric  Steen, […]

ASCE: ONE MILLION JOBS AT RISK WITHOUT CONGRESSIONAL REPAIR FUNDING

Posted on: September 13th, 2012 by Stas

ASCE: ONE MILLION JOBS AT RISK WITHOUT CONGRESSIONAL REPAIR FUNDING BY STAS MARGARONIS One million American jobs are at risk if essential spending on repairing ports, waterways and airports is not forthcoming, according to a new Failure to Act report from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). During a Washington press conference, Andrew W. Herrmann, P.E., […]

ASCE REPORT SAYS CUTBACKS POSE THREAT TO U.S. PORTS

Posted on: September 12th, 2012 by Stas

ASCE REPORT SAYS CUTBACKS POSE THREAT TO U.S. PORTS BY STAS MARGARONIS Cutbacks in federal spending pose a threat to U.S. waterborne transportation, according to a new report by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The report says the expansion of  the  Panama Canal in 2015 offers new opportunities for East Coast, Gulf and […]

GENERAL MCCHRYSTAL’S CALL FOR A NEW DRAFT CAN RESCUE YOUNGER AMERICANS

Posted on: August 30th, 2012 by Stas

GENERAL MCCHRYSTAL’S CALL FOR A NEW DRAFT CAN RESCUE YOUNGER AMERICANS BY STAS MARGARONIS In June, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the  former U.S. commander in Afghanistan,  stunned many Americans by advocating that the United States bring back the draft: “I think we ought to have a draft. I think if a nation goes to war, it shouldn’t […]

SPENDING CUTS, INCOME DECLINES AND AGE DISCRIMINATION DIM JOB PROSPECTS

Posted on: August 27th, 2012 by Stas

SPENDING CUTS, INCOME DECLINES AND AGE DISCRIMINATION DIM JOB PROSPECTS BY STAS MARGARONIS Federal spending cuts are worsening job prospects for Americans at a time when people over 50 are facing serious challenges finding work, according to a Southern California employment trainer. Robert Grimm, vice president for Experience Unlimited (EU) in Lancaster, California says, “Prospective […]

FLOATING OIL PROJECTS ARE BOOMING

Posted on: August 23rd, 2012 by Stas

FLOATING OIL PROJECTS ARE BOOMING BY STAS MARGARONIS   High oil prices are driving demand for new offshore oil units to an all time high, according to a FLOATING PRODUCTION SYSTEMS report issued by International Maritime Associates (IMA), based inWashington,D.C. Jim McCaul, head of IMA, says that continued high oil prices plus the large reserves […]

LESSONS FROM KOREA

Posted on: August 21st, 2012 by Stas

LESSONS FROM KOREA BY BENITA MARGARONIS, ELSIE ALLEN HIGH SCHOOL,  SANTA ROSA, CA During my summer vacation, I spent five days in South Korea and I went to two shipyards, Samsung and Daewoo. I’ve learned some very important things while being here. America should learn these things also. If we as a country learned from the […]

BAILOUT: PLACING BANKS BEFORE HOMEOWNERS

Posted on: August 20th, 2012 by Stas

  BAILOUT: PLACING BANKS BEFORE HOMEOWNERS BY STAS MARGARONIS While supporting the Bush administration’s $700 billion bailout of the banking industry, the Obama administration is still struggling  to help millions of homeowners devastated by the 2008 financial crisis. The administration decided to help homeowners save their homes by relying on mortgage companies to modify unaffordable loans. […]

OAKLAND-STOCKTON MARINE HIGHWAY SERVICE PROJECTS CUTTING 750 WEEKLY TRUCK TRIPS

Posted on: August 16th, 2012 by Stas

OAKLAND-STOCKTON MARINE HIGHWAY SERVICE PROJECTS CUTTING 750 WEEKLY TRUCK TRIPS   BY STAS MARGARONIS   A new marine highway service proposes to shift 750 containerized truckloads per week off Northern California freeways and on to two tug/barges. The service between the Port of Oakland and the Port of Stockton, located 75 miles to the east […]

China Challenges Korea & Singapore In Oil Rig Market

Posted on: August 1st, 2012 by Stas

China Challenges Korea & Singapore In Oil Rig Market China is challenging Korea and Singapore in the oil rig manufacturing market as a result of an offshore exploration boom in which the Chinese have garnered 20% of the $72 billion market, according to a Reuters report. Chinese companies like  COSCO Corporation have become a contender […]

CALIFORNIA HIGH SPEED RAIL PROPOSES SAVING TAXPAYERS BILLIONS

Posted on: June 25th, 2012 by Stas

CALIFORNIA HIGH SPEED RAIL PROPOSES SAVING TAXPAYERS BILLIONS BY STAS MARGARONIS, RBTUS The California High Speed rail Authority believes its new plan to build a leaner $68 billion high speed rail system for California would save California$124 billion in freeway  and airport expansion spending  if the rail  system were built today. Karen Massie, Information Officer, […]

THE TRIUMPH OF AUSTERITY

Posted on: June 1st, 2012 by Stas

The dismal jobs data report showing that only 69,000 jobs were created in May and that unemployment rose proves that Republican led austerity measures in Congress  have failed to generate jobs. Sadly, the Obama administration and Congressional Democrats were ineffective in fighting Republican cutbacks. The failures to invest in infrastructure, energy-saving investments and jobs makes […]

CHINESE TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANIES MAY BE ILLEGALLY SUBSIDIZING SALES

Posted on: May 30th, 2012 by Stas

According to the Financial Times, The European Union  tells member states it has compiled firm evidence  that Beijing’s telecommunications equipment companies  have benefited from illegal state subsidies Read the full article at: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/876632ae-a689-11e1-aef2-00144feabdc0.html

IOCC Delivers Medical Aid As Greece Crisis Threatens Children’s Access To Health Care

Posted on: May 29th, 2012 by Stas

IOCC Delivers Medical Aid As Greece Crisis Threatens Children’s Access To Health Care Two-year-old Electra sits patiently during an exam by a volunteer doctor at a free clinic in Athens, Greece. She represents the face of the new poor in Greece, where working class families like hers are losing jobs, homes and access to healthcare […]

AMERGENT TECHS’ WHIPPLE PROMOTES PORT SAFETY & SECURITY

Posted on: May 21st, 2012 by Stas

AMERGENT  TECHS’ WHIPPLE PROMOTES PORT SAFETY & SECURITY BY STAS MARGARONIS Frank Whipple is the principal of Amergent Techs and has years of commercial experience in marine safety and port security including 28-years of experience with the U.S. Coast Guard. Amergent Techs, LLC, is a leading provider of regulatory services in health, safety, security, and […]

Driving Down the Cost of Drugs: Battling Big Pharma in the Statehouse

Posted on: May 18th, 2012 by Stas

Driving Down the Cost of Drugs:  Battling Big Pharma in the Statehouse by Ramon Castellblanch Reviewed By Stas Margaronis San Francisco  State University professor Ramon Castellblanch  gives us an in-depth view of the struggle by grass-roots and labor activists to bring down the cost of pharmaceutical drugs, a major factor in high health care costs in the […]

DELAYS REPLACING PENNSYLVANIA – WEST VIRGINIA LOCKS & DAMS COULD COST TAXPAYERS & UTILITY CUSTOMERS $2 BILLION

Posted on: May 15th, 2012 by Stas

DELAYS REPLACING PENNSYLVANIA – WEST VIRGINIA LOCKS AND DAMS COULD COST TAXPAYERS & UTILITY CUSTOMERS $2 BILLION   BY STAS MARGARONIS   Utility customers adjoining the Pennsylvania-West Virginia  lock and dam system could pay  as much as $1 billion per year in higher rates if the system needs to be shut down for repairs in […]

PORT TECH LOS ANGELES SEEKS NEXT GENERATION TECHNOLOGIES

Posted on: May 14th, 2012 by Stas

PORT TECH LOS ANGELES SEEKS NEXT GENERATION TECHNOLOGIES By Stas Margaronis Port Tech Los Angeles was started two and a half  years ago and is a project of the Port of Los Angeles and the City of Los Angeles Clean Tech program. It is working to develop a $50 million fund to develop clean technologies […]

SHIP FINANCE AUTHOR MCCLEERY & GREEKS BEARING GIFTS

Posted on: April 24th, 2012 by Stas

SHIP FINANCE AUTHOR MCCLEERY & GREEKS BEARING GIFTS   BY STAS MARGARONIS   THE SHIPPING MAN is the saga of a hedge fund manager named Robert Fairchild who takes a plunge into the shipping business by way of the intoxicated purchase of a 35-year-old bulk carrier. The novel has become a best-seller among shipping executives, […]

S&P: Credit Risks Mount For U.S.Vessel Carriers

Posted on: April 19th, 2012 by Stas

S&P: Credit Risks Mount For U.S. Vessel Carriers By Stas Margaronis   The U.S. domestic shipping industry, which supplies Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico as well as tug and barge carriers transporting coal, and agricultural products along the nation’s inland waterways, is facing an ageing crisis due in part to problems of finance.   As […]

NEW PALMDALE DEVELOPMENT COULD BE A ROLE MODEL FOR HIGH SPEED RAIL

Posted on: April 17th, 2012 by Stas

  NEW PALMDALE DEVELOPMENT COULD BE A ROLE MODEL FOR HIGH SPEED RAIL   BY STAS MARGARONIS   The Southern California city of Palmdale’s transportation manager, Mike Behen, says that a new higher density development will encourage more bicycle and pedestrian travel because it is close to an existing train station that could also be […]

DOW’S LIVERIS URGES “MAKE IT IN AMERICA”

Posted on: April 9th, 2012 by Stas

DOW’S LIVERIS URGES “MAKE IT IN AMERICA”   By Stas Margaronis, Rebuild The United  States   In his book MAKE IT INAMERICA, Andrew Liveris, chairman and CEO of Dow Chemical Company, calls for theUnited Statesto re-invent its economy by restoring its once strong manufacturing base . Speaking  at the American Hellenic Council annual dinner  inLos […]

Mega-Boxship Orders and Low Freight Rates Send Out Global Warnings

Posted on: April 4th, 2012 by Stas

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TRANSPORTATION 3/23/2012   Storm Signals: Mega-Boxship Orders and Low Freight Rates Send Out Global WarningsIt looks like rough weather ahead for containership operators as slots are added with tepid demand. At the recent Trans Pacific Maritime Conference (TPM) inLong Beach, delegates wrestled with the volatile mix of big ships and small returns. […]

ORTHODOX CHURCH MOBILIZES AID FOR GREECE

Posted on: March 28th, 2012 by Stas

ORTHODOX CHURCH MOBILIZES AID FOR GREECE BY STAS MARGARONIS The worsening economic situation in Greece is prompting a mobilization  by Americans to speed up aid efforts to Greece, spearheaded  by the International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC). A recent IOCC report explains the gravity of the situation in Greece: “Each day the streets of Athens become […]

U.S.OFFSHORE WIND NEEDS POLITICAL SUPPORT

Posted on: March 6th, 2012 by Stas

U.S.OFFSHORE WIND NEEDS POLITICAL SUPPORT By Stas Margaronis, Rebuild the United States Offshore wind power has the capacity to replace fossil fuel power with renewable energy that can economically transform the United States. The problem is that  its deployment is delayed by political resistance, regulatory delays and lack of financing. Offshore wind is a jobs and […]

Do Greece and Europe Need A New Marshall Plan?

Posted on: February 20th, 2012 by Stas

By Stas Margaronis There is a growing concern here that Greece is facing economic disintegration as it continues to cut back on wages, pensions and public spending in response to European demands for Greece to accept new austerity measures in exchange for bail-out funding. The unemployment rate has jumped to 21 per cent as the crisis worsens […]

Senate Committee Approves Provision to Improve Jones Act Waiver Process

Posted on: November 17th, 2011 by Stas

November 10, 2011 The Senate Commerce Science and Transportation Committee approved on November 2, 2011 language in S. 1430, to strengthen US build requirements for ships the Maritime Administration Act for Fiscal Year 2012, require the Maritime Administration to certify that it is not possible to “use a United States when issuing waivers Jones Act […]

SUPPLY CHAIN ISSUES MAY UNDERMINE U.S. OFF-SHORE WIND DEVELOPMENT

Posted on: November 8th, 2011 by Stas

BY STAS MARGARONIS, RBTUS/Jobs Bank A European consortium, Friends of the Supergrid, is advertising the potential for fast-tracking construction of offshore wind farms by first building off-shore transmission lines as Europe continues to move forward with new wind farm development. The Friends of the Supergrid (FOS) was making its case at the American Wind Energy […]

CHANGES IN TRADE COULD REVOLUTIONIZE INTERMODAL TRANSPORTATION AND EXPAND MISSISSIPPI/GULF EXPORTS

Posted on: October 6th, 2011 by Stas

BY STAS MARGARONIS Congressional resistance to spending on infrastructure is undermining growingU.S.agricultural exports linking  theMississippi river  to Gulf ports and  hurting   new opportunities to improve intermodal freight transport with lower cost and cleaner marine shipping. The situation is reaching a crisis level and prompted Rick Calhoun, chairman of Waterways Council, Inc to warn about the […]

The Vancouver Sustainable Shipping Conference is set for October 12 – 14th at the Pan Pacific Hotel , now only 2 months away!

Posted on: August 24th, 2011 by Stas

The Sustainable Shipping Conference 2011 will look to allay the fears of the industry by bringing together ship owners and many technology providers together to focus on how collaboration can provide an advantageous and positive experience in meeting impending international regulations. There will be an exhibition and sponsorship opportunities are available, and it is definitely […]

MARITIME JOBS CAMPAIGN FOCUS OF OCTOBER MARITIME EXECUTIVE FORUM

Posted on: August 10th, 2011 by Stas

Maritime Executive Magazine is holding a forum in Baltimore, Maryland to win Congressional and public support for a major new investment in the U.S. maritime industry through a media campaign entitled “StrongShips for America,” which features a series of conferences leading up to the 2012 election. The publication focuses its efforts on a marine highway […]

Green Careers Workshop 1: Preparing for Green Jobs – What the heck is a green job?

Posted on: July 26th, 2011 by Stas

Stay tuned for the next chapter in our green jobs workshop, coming every Tuesday and Friday morning!

JOBS CRISIS WILL WORSEN NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS WITH DEBT CEILING

Posted on: July 22nd, 2011 by Stas

Whatever the outcome of the debt ceiling confrontation between Congressional Republicans and President Obama, unemployment will be getting worse. The dismal June jobs data had already indicated that cuts in public spending were causing higher rates of unemployment among government workers. The impasse in Washington and the resulting spending cuts needed to seal an agreement […]

JOBS CRISIS NEEDS WORLD WAR II ECONOMIC MOBILIZATION

Posted on: July 8th, 2011 by Stas

CONTACT: Stas Margaronis, publisher Rebuild The United States via email at stas@rbtus.com. The dismal jobs report saying 18,000 jobs were created in June with 13 million Americans out of work points to an inability by Congress and President Obama to tackle the long-term unemployment crisis, which needs a World War II type mobilization that created […]

Cutbacks May Hamper Mississippi Shipping & Shut Down Inland Waterway Projects in Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Kentucky in 2012

Posted on: May 16th, 2011 by Stas

Cutbacks May Hamper Mississippi Shipping & Shut Down Inland Waterway Projects in Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Kentucky in 2012 By Stas Margaronis, RBTUS, May 2, 2011 Congressional and Obama Administration resistance to adequately funding key dams and locks along the Tennessee, Monongahela rivers plus inadequate dredging of  the  Mississippi river between New Orleans and Baton Rouge could […]

THE AMERICAN JOBS CONTRACT: CREATING MILLIONS OF NEW JOBS

Posted on: April 13th, 2011 by Stas

PROPOSED T0: PRESIDENT OBAMA, U.S. SENATORS & U.S. CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVES     GET SERIOUS ABOUT JOBS! We, the American people, are suffering through the third year of an economic decline that has caused 24 million Americans to be without jobs or underemployed and we have had enough! We need our elected representatives to focus on […]