The Governor has appointed Carla Peterman of Sacramento to the California Public Utilities Commission. Peterman has served as a member of the California Energy Commission since 2011, where she was lead commissioner for renewables, transportation, natural gas and the 2012 Independent Energy Policy Report. Peterman conducted research at the University of California Energy Institute from 2006 to 2011 and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory from 2008 to 2010. She also served on the board of directors for The Utility Reform Network from 2008 to 2011. Peterman was an environmental business analyst at Isles Inc. from 2004 to 2005 and an associate focused on energy financing in the investment banking division at Lehman Brothers from 2002 to 2004. Peterman will complete her doctoral studies this year in energy and resources at the University of California, Berkeley. Peterman earned a Master of Science degree in environmental change and management and a Master of Business Administration degree from Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $128,109. Peterman is a Democrat.

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