Jerry Brown\u2019s back in the governor\u2019s seat. Proposition 23 went down in defeat. The outcome is expected to clear the way for California to continue developing alternative energy resources. Who will be at the helm of the state energy agencies that shape California\u2019s energy future, however, is the question. The new governor said on the campaign trail that he supports reducing state greenhouse gas emissions. Brown\u2019s used his bully pulpit as attorney general to force counties to factor greenhouse gas emission impacts into their long-term land-use planning. He is a long-time renewable energy supporter, promoting solar power three decades ago when he was a younger state chief. Brown is expected to make several appointments to the California Public Utilities Commission, Energy Commission, Air Resources Board, and the grid operator board. CPUC members John Bohn term is up at the end of the year and he will be leaving the agency, according to his advisor. Commissioner Dian Grueneich\u2019s six-year term also is coming to an end and she is not expected to seek a reappointment. Also, CPUC member Nancy Ryan must be confirmed by the middle of January in order for her to remain on the commission. Mike Peevey, active in Democratic circles and a Brown campaign contributor, probably will remain CPUC president. According to sources, unknown is how long Peevey may remain at his post. A CEC board seat expiring in January is currently held by Jeff Bryon. He told Current he will not be seeking a reappointment. Serving on the commission was a \u201cwonderful opportunity,\u201d he said, but the long hours, commute, and low pay took their toll. \u201cI hope to assist the new administration during the transition and then return to the private sector.\u201d Also, up for legislative confirmation in January are CEC appointees Bob Weisenmiller and Anthony Eggert. At California Air Resources Board, the chair of Air Board, Mary Nichols, held the same position under former and now Governor-elect Brown from 1978-1983. The agency head serves at the pleasure of the governor. Nichols and her new and old boss appear aligned. In independent agencies, the only California Independent System Operator board member to be in solid standing is Bob Foster, who was confirmed by the Senate. Chair Mason Willrich\u2019s term is up. Board member Tom Habashi, former Roseville Electric director, was not confirmed. Kristine Hafner also did not win support of the current administration. CAISO board member Laura Doll told Current, \u201cMy term is up in December. and I won\u2019t be seeking reappointment.\u201d As new governor, Brown, therefore, is set to make four appointments.