Bill White highlighted plans to attract new industries, businesses and high-wage jobs to Texas by promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy.
White, who worked in the oil and gas industry and served as U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy before serving as Houston's mayor, announced plans in Lubbock at the American Wind and Power Center.
"Texas can remain the energy capital of the world if we lead in new energy development. That's why we must educate Texans for high-demand, high-paying clean energy jobs, promote job growth in construction and manufacturing, and invest in science and technology research," said Bill White.
"Rick Perry's been running for office for the last 25 years, so he's forgotten what the private sector is all about. Texas needs strong leadership to attract more clean energy, high-wage jobs," said Katy Bacon, campaign spokesperson.
White outlined plans to establish a statewide residential energy efficiency program, retrofit government buildings to reduce energy use and update building codes to enhance energy conservation.
"Texans know that the cheapest kilowatt of power is the one you don't use. Texas families and businesses, as well as the government, can save money with energy efficiency measures," said White.
White also outlined plans to promote renewable energy, especially solar.
"We've been a leader in wind for many years, and we need to make our solar industry as strong as our wind industry. As governor, I'll encourage solar capacity and investment with incentives," said White.
A one pager on Bill White's energy plan is available at http://www.billwhitefortexas.com/energyplan.
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