Picture of Commissioner Moore

Appointed by Governor Wilson
10/1995 to 1/1997
Reappointed by Governor Wilson
1/1997 to 1/2002

Michal C. Moore was appointed to the California Energy Commission in October 1995. The five members of the Commission are appointed by the Governor to staggered five-year terms and requires Senate confirmation. By law, four of the five members of the Energy Commission are required to have professional training in specified areas -- engineering or physical science, environmental protection, economics and law. One commissioner is appointed from the public at large. Commissioner Moore filled the economist position.

Commissioner Moore served as Presiding Member of the Electricity and Natural Gas Committee and as Associate Member of the Fuels & Transportation Committee. He also served on numerous siting cases.

Prior to coming to the Commission, Commissioner Moore, who lives in Albion, California, was a consulting economist. From 1993 to 1994, he served on the State Board of Landscape Architects. He was Chief Economist for the Landmark Land Co. from 1989 to 1991, and was Deputy Director for local government for the Governor's Office of Planning and Research from 1985 to 1991. He was elected Supervisor in the County of Monterey, serving from 1976 to 1985. He was also a member of the Seismic Safety Commission from 1978 to 1985.

Commissioner Moore received a B.S. Degree in Geology and Natural Resources from Humboldt State University, Arcata; a Master's Degree in Land Economics from the Ecology Institute at the University of California, Davis; and a Ph.D. in Economics from University of Cambridge, England.

His memberships included the Atlantic Economic Society, Western Economic Association, the Big Sur Foundation, Agricultural Economics Society, and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.