CEC Gets New Member to Fill Environmental Slot

By Published On: February 8, 2004

B.B. Blevins, former deputy director of the California Power Authority and California Environmental Protection Agency, is the California Energy Commission?s newest member. He is considered a ?placeholder? according to a source at the capital, while the administration debates who should fill the spot long-term. He participated in his first commission meeting midweek, a few days after being appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to fill the environmental position formerly held by commissioner Robert Pernell. While at the power authority, Blevins was in charge of securing power supplies and promoting conservation under the agency?s ?negawatt? program. In 1997, he was appointed by Governor Pete Wilson as CalEPA secretary and previously was the chief deputy director of the Department of Conservation. From 1992 to 1995 he was the CEC?s executive director.

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