Governor's Seal
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR


PR00:115

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 5, 2000

 

CONTACT: Michael Bustamante
916/445-4571

GOVERNOR DAVIS NAMES MEMBER TO
STATE ENERGY COMMISSION



SACRAMENTO -- Governor Gray Davis today announced the appointment of Arthur H. Rosenfeld as a member of the State Energy Resources and Development Commission.

Dr. Rosenfeld, 73, of Berkeley, is the director of the Center for Energy and Climate Solution, a non-profit agency. He was formerly the senior advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable energy at the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. From 1955 to 1994, Dr. Rosenfeld was a professor of physics at the Universtiy of California, Berkeley and director of the Center for Building Science at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

During his tenure as a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Rosenfeld worked with the Nobel Prize winning group with Professor Luis W. Alvarez. He founded and directed the Center for Building Science at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory until 1994 and was the founder of the California Institute for Energy Efficiency. Also, Dr. Rosenfeld was the co-founder of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy and received the Star of Energy Efficiency Award in 1995, an award for outstanding contribution in promoting energy efficiency. He earned a bachelor of science degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and University and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.

The California Energy Resources and Development Commission is the state's primary energy policy and planning agency, charged with ensuring a reliable and affordable energy supply. Dr. Rosenfeld will receive a salary of $109,799. This position requires Senate confirmation.

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GOVERNOR GRAY DAVIS   -   SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA 95814    -     (916) 445-2841