The Golden State is in a darkish place. Energy outages within the midst of a historic heatwave have been adopted by devastating wildfires. All of which comes on high of persistently excessive COVID-19 case numbers and a as soon as roaring financial system now confronted with a $54 billion funds shortfall. 

However regardless of these challenges, there’s motive to consider that California can construct again in an economically and environmentally sustainable means, says Tom Steyer, former Democratic presidential candidate, billionaire local weather activist and co-chair of California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s financial restoration process drive. 

We converse to Steyer on this episode of Political Local weather, the second episode in our “Aid, Rescue, Rebuild” sequence. We check out California and the way essentially the most populous state within the nation with formidable local weather objectives is crafting its financial restoration plan within the midst of the pandemic, excessive warmth and brutal wildfires.

The “Aid, Rescue, Rebuild” sequence explores what a inexperienced restoration from the COVID-19 financial downturn would appear to be. What sorts of actions will produce the perfect outcomes when it comes to financial development, improved well being, decrease emissions and larger resilience?

Really useful studying: 

Politico: Steyer emerges as Newsom financial level particular person — and enterprise teams are involved
CalMatters: California’s clean-air packages take successful in new funding squeeze
E&E Information: Biden launches ‘local weather engagement’ council to focus on voters 
Third Means: How Clear Power Companies Can Survive and Thrive After COVID-19

The “Aid, Rescue, Rebuild” sequence is upported by the general public coverage suppose tank Third Means. Episodes air month-to-month on the Political Local weather podcast feed. Pay attention and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play or wherever you get podcasts!

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