Gov appoints two Calif. Energy Commissioners

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, Jan. 15, 2010 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

The Governor recently announced the appointment of Anthony Eggert and Robert Weisenmiller to the California Energy Commission (CEC).

The CEC is the state's primary energy policy and planning agency. It’s responsibilities include forecasting future energy needs and keeping historical energy data, licensing thermal power plants, promoting energy efficiency and supporting renewable energy.

In his press release, the Governor said that both Egbert and Weisenmiller are the best, most qualified individuals to serve out his environmental goals through streamlining the permitting of renewable energy projects to help break ground quicker and create jobs while maximizing the billions of dollars in federal treasury grant funds for renewable energy projects.

Eggert most recently served as science and technology policy advisor to the chair of the California Air Resources Board. Earlier in his career, he was also with the Ford Motor Company as manager of the California Fuel Cell Partnership. He earned a Master of Science degree in transportation technology and policy from the University of California, Davis and a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Weisenmiller has been principal and co-founder of the energy consulting company MRW and Associates since 1986. He has worked in the energy field for more than 30 years, part of that time at the CEC. He earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in chemistry and a Master of Science degree in energy and resources from the University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Providence College.
These positions require Senate confirmation.

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