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California’s climate investments

Under Governor Gavin Newsom, California has been a leader in confronting the climate crisis.

California is on the front lines of climate change. We’ve experienced devastating wildfires, record-breaking extreme heat, and mega droughts. The costs of climate change are too great not to act. Extreme weather events cost U.S. taxpayers $165 billion in 2022 alone.

California is aggressively moving away from fossil fuels. We’re reducing our demand for oil by ending the sale of new gas cars by 2035. Governor Newsom signed a law to phase out harmful oil production in our communities.

Governor Newsom advanced a historic, multi-billion-dollar climate budget that:

  • Tackles wildfire and drought challenges
  • Helps communities adapt to extreme weather
  • Supports the state’s zero emission vehicle goals
  • Delivers clean, reliable, and affordable energy
  • Saves Californians money and creates prosperous communities

These world-leading climate policies are making a difference.

  • California is home to the most clean energy jobs in the U.S.
  • Our renewable energy and clean vehicle industries lead the nation in growth.
  • We exceeded our 2020 climate target 6 years ahead of schedule.
  • California created 6 times more clean jobs than fossil fuel jobs.
  • Our focus on innovation made electric vehicles California’s number one export.
  • We’re part of climate partnerships across the United States and around the world.

Governor Newsom is also advancing environmental justice. This includes protecting Californians from harmful pollution and building climate resilience in disadvantaged communities.