DeANGELO ON ENERGY MASTER PLAN: JOB CREATION IN ALTERNATIVE ENERGY INDUSTRIES A MUST

(HAMILTON TWP.) – Assemblyman Wayne P. DeAngelo (D-Mercer/Middlesex), vice chairman of the Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee, released the following statement Tuesday on Gov. Chris Christie’s proposed energy master plan:

“While the state’s energy master plan provides a blueprint for the future as to how we intend to develop energy sources and conserve existing energy resources, we need to thoroughly comb through the document to ensure it provides a thoughtful roadmap toward extensive job creation in these industries.

“The growing renewable energy industries support countless building and construction trades sectors that can be the backbone of developing new facilities. By committing to growth in the energy industry, we can put thousands of middle-class men and women back to work.

“During the course of the three public hearings and other reviews of the draft energy master plan, we need to ask the tough questions about the potential for job growth.

“How many jobs will this Plan create? What type of jobs will be created? When will job growth occur and will these jobs be sustainable?

“It’s critical that we know the job impact of this plan before it’s set in stone as a permanent working guide for New Jersey.”