Karen Douglas

Commissioner Douglas

Appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger - 2/5/2008 to 1/2013

Appointed by Governor Brown - 12/21/2012 to 2017


Phone: 916-654-4001




Karen Douglas was originally appointed to the California Energy Commission by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in February 2008 and re-appointed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. in December 2012. She served as Chair from February 2009 to February 2011. She fills the Attorney position on the five-member Commission where four of the five members by law are required to have professional training in specific areas - engineering or physical science, environmental protection, economics, and law. Commissioner Douglas is the lead commissioner on power plant siting (including the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan) and federal stimulus programs.

From 2005 to 2008, Ms. Douglas served as Director of the California Climate Initiative at the Environmental Defense Fund. Prior to going to the Environmental Defense Fund, Ms. Douglas spent four years at the Planning and Conservation League as the Natural Resources Director, General Counsel, and most recently, acting Executive Director.

Commissioner Douglas is a 2001 graduate of the Stanford Law School and holds a Master's Degree in public policy from the University of Colorado, Boulder.




Address to reach Commissioner Douglas:

California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-31
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone: 916-654-4001
FAX: 916-653-3478