Aubertine endorses Cuomo’s energy plan
Sunday, August 8, 2010 - 7:27 am

Sen. Darrel Aubertine has endorsed Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's proposed energy plan, saying it is the type of platform the legislature and the next governor must build on to address the state's energy needs and opportunities.

Aubertine says Cuomo, the Democratic candidate for governor, “has set an agenda that includes a permanent successor to Power for Jobs in the mold of the Energize New York legislation I sponsored and passed in the Senate with broad bipartisan support.”

Aubertine says it is vital “that the next governor of this state stand strong in support of improving on Power for Jobs to make it permanent, sustainable and a tool to create new jobs, not just sustain the quarter of a million jobs that now depend on these benefits.”

Aubertine praised Cuomo’s “focus on improving our state’s energy independence, reducing taxes on energy, and facilitating weatherization and home efficiency improvements that will create jobs. “I look forward to working with the next governor to continue the work and the progress we have made in using our state’s resources to create and preserve jobs, while making our state more energy independent and efficient.”