ERG Ph.D. Candidate, Carla Peterman and
ERG Alum, Robert Weisenmiller ’77, Appointed to Energy Commission
The Energy and Resources Group is proud to announce that Governor Brown has appointed Carla Peterman and Robert Weisenmiller to the California Energy Commission.
Carla Peterman, 32, of Oakland, has been appointed to the California Energy Commission. She is a Ph.D. candidate in the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley and currently serves on the board of directors for the Utility Reform Network. Peterman has conducted extensive research on solar photovoltaic markets and climate change, including co-authoring a series of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory publications on cost and deployment trends in the U.S. solar photovoltaic market. She has conducted research at the University of California Energy Institute at Haas since 2006 and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory from 2008 to 2010. She was a business analyst with Isles from 2004 to 2005 and was an associate focused on energy financing in the investment banking division of Lehman Brothers from 2002 to 2004. Peterman holds a B.A. in history from Howard University and an M.S. in environmental change and management and an M.B.A. from Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar.
Robert Weisenmiller, 62, of Berkeley, has been appointed to the California Energy Commission. He will serve as chair of the commission at the conclusion of the current chair’s term, effective February 6, 2011. Weisenmiller was a commissioner with the California Energy Commission from 2010 to 2011. He was a co-founder and executive vice president of MRW & Associates from 1986 to 2010 and was a co-founder and executive vice president of Independent Power Corporation from 1982 to 1986. He was an assistant to a commissioner, manager of the Special Projects Office and director of the Office of Policy Development and Program Evaluation with the California Energy Commission from 1977 to 1982. Weisenmiller holds a Ph.D. in chemistry and a M.S. from the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley and a B.S. in chemistry from Providence College.
Governor’s Press Release: http://gov.ca.gov/news.php?id=16886