Karen Douglas

Appointment Designation - Attorney

  • Appointed 2008
  • Reappointed 2012
  • Reappointed 2018

Lead Commissioner for:

  • Siting, Transmission, and Environmental Protection Division 
  • Equity 
  • Tribal 
  • Audits 
  • Lithium Valley 
  • Assembly Bill 841
  • Contingency Planning

Commissioner Karen Douglas served  from 2008 - 2022 at the  California Energy Commission. She served as chair from February 2009 to February 2011.

Commissioner Douglas also served as director of the California Climate Initiative at the Environmental Defense Fund. Before going to the Environmental Defense Fund, Commissioner Douglas spent four years at the Planning and Conservation League. Commissioner Douglas graduated from Stanford Law School in 2001 and has a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Colorado, Boulder.