- Published: 12 January 2022 12 January 2022
Governor Gavin Newsom has unveiled his 2022-23 state budget proposal – the California Blueprint. Combating the climate crisis will require a diverse portfolio of new clean energy technologies to be developed and deployed.
To address the scale and urgency of California’s changing energy needs, the Budget includes US$ 2 billion for a Clean Energy Investment Plan that will spur additional innovation and deployment of clean energy technologies in the energy system. The Budget focuses on fostering and deploying technologies to address key energy needs for diverse and reliable sources of electric power, and the decarbonisation of buildings, agriculture, and industry by scaling up new technologies designed to drive down consumer costs.
California will invest US$ 45 million in Offshore Wind Infrastructure in 2022-23 to create the Offshore Wind Energy Deployment Facility Improvement Program, which will invest in activities to advance the capabilities of deploying offshore wind energy in federal waters off California in the areas of facility planning and development. The state also reserved US$ 100 million in the 2022-23 state budget to advance the use and production of green hydrogen.