Senior White House Advisor Mitch Landrieu’s California Visit Will Spotlight How Clean Energy Plan Invests in Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, DC — Senior White House Advisor Mitch Landrieu’s event today spotlights how the clean energy plan is boldly investing in California infrastructure and how the clean energy plan is making a positive impact on communities. Additionally, the Biden administration’s affordable clean energy plan is galvanizing clean energy economic growth—creating good paying, family sustaining jobs that don’t require four year degrees. 

The Golden State is a leader in the clean energy economy, actively fighting against the climate change that’s destroying their communities, and creating good paying clean energy jobs for its residents. Previous reports found that nearly 60% of California’s electricity was created from renewable or low carbon resources. And California’s coast is making the Golden State a leader in offshore wind production.   

Here are some facts related to California’s growing clean energy economy: 

  • According to Climate Power’s Clean Energy Jobs Report, in the first six months since the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, 7 projects have been announced or further developed. 
  • The same report found that $4.7 billion have been invested in clean energy projects in the Golden State. 

“Thanks to President Biden’s clean energy plan, states like California can escalate and add on to an already growing clean energy economy, providing good paying jobs to their residents,” said Climate Power spokesperson Eden Alem. “Governor Newsom’s partnership with the Biden administration illustrates that state and federal governments can work hand in hand to fight climate change and benefit millions of lives.”   

The Biden administration has invested in cost saving energy programs and climate resiliency funding. Last fall, the Department of Energy announced over $582 million in funding to lower energy costs, and make homes more energy efficient with upgraded electric appliances. Last summer, the Department of Interior announced that nearly $26 million allocated from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law would fund restoration projects for the Klamath Basin.