New York’s Energy Future
|Former NYC Mayor Rudolph Giuliani|
The event began with David Bomke of the NYECC offering opening remarks. Mr. Bomke then introduced Mayor Giuliani who discussed his time as mayor of New York and the role he played in ensuring New York City has the power to operate and avoid blackouts.
The mayor also discussed the national energy picture, including reductions being made to each significant generation source in national and state energy policies. To have real growth, the mayor asserted that the United States needs an energy policy that promotes growth.
Mayor Giuliani concluded by returning to a discussion of New York State energy policy. He discussed the need to hydrofrack in western New York as an energy plan and a jobs plan. He discussed the 25 percent power from Indian Point and the lack of anything else to make up for that power. He also discussed safety in relation to nuclear power, noting that electricity creation is inherently dangerous and pointing out the enviable safety record of nuclear power in the United States.
Following the conclusion of the mayor’s remarks, New York AREA Executive Director John Durso, Jr. moderated a question and answer session. Immediately following, Mr. Durso offered closing remarks and thanked Mayor Giuliani for joining this morning’s discussion. (NYAREA)