California Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled his proposed 2022-2023 budget proposal to continue confronting the state’s “greatest existential threats” – the pandemic and climate change – while bolstering economic growth.

California natural gas consumption

Specifically for energy, Newsom’s ambition under his California Blueprint is to create “an oil-free future” for California by reducing the state’s reliance on fossil fuels while preparing the economy for a “clean” energy future.

“California will write the playbook for how America confronts the impacts of climate change – investing billions in climate tech research and development, clean cars, preparing Californians for career opportunities, and further readying our infrastructure to withstand extreme weather,” the Blueprint noted.