Commissioner Karen Douglas is serving her third term on 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.

Commissioner Douglas leads the California Energy Commission’s renewable energy initiatives and efforts, including its work on offshore wind. Throughout her tenure as the Energy Commission, Commissioner Douglas has applied her extensive land use, powerplant permitting, and transmission and planning experience to advance the public interest, and prioritized outreach and engagement with the public, stakeholders, and international and governmental partners.