Appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger
1/2010 to 1/2011
Anthony Eggert was appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in January 2010 and to fill the Environmentalist position on the five-member Commission. 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.
Before his appointment to the Energy Commission, Commissioner Eggert served for two years as Science and Technology Policy Advisor to Mary Nichols, Chair of the California Air Resources Board where he worked on implementing energy and environmental policy including the Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32). In 2007 Commissioner Eggert was advisor on energy and climate policy to the Office of Federal Governmental Relations for the University of California and the California Governor's office in Washington DC.
From 2002 to 2006, Commissioner Eggert was associate research director at the University of California, Davis Institute of Transportation Studies where he managed a $1 million research program investigating the technical, environmental, business, and policy issues associated with a transition to low-carbon fuels and vehicles.
Commissioner Eggert's professional career began in 1996 as a project engineer at the Ford Motor Company's Vehicle Environmental Engineering division, then as manager of Ford's California Fuel Cell Partnership office from 2001 until 2003.
Commissioner Eggert has also served on the advisory board to the University of California Energy Institute at Haas and the Energy Efficiency Center at Davis. During his career he has presented at more than 50 national and international conferences, testified to Congress, and received recognition or scholarship from the National Academies, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Transportation and National Science Foundation.
Commissioner Eggert holds a Master of Science 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.