California analysts urge lawmakers to reject Governor Newsom’s $1 billion climate loan proposal

By Rachel Becker, Cal Matters Highlights: California Governor Gavin Newsom announced the Climate Catalyst Loan Fund in his state budget proposal. The fund would offer low-interest loans to climate-related projects that would otherwise struggle to attract loans, but policy analyst Brian Weatherford believes that the administration may not be able to determine the best projects … Read more

Governor’s climate budget: one step forward, one step back

by Ellie Cohen, CEO, The Climate Center California Governor Gavin Newsom recently released his proposed climate budget of $12.5 billion over five years to boost resilience, curb greenhouse gas pollution, and tackle the wildfire crisis. Note that his entire proposed budget for next year alone is $222 billion. While we are grateful that the Governor … Read more