Gov. Jerry Brown April 12 appointed Andrew McAllister to the California Energy Commission. Environmental and solar organizations support the appointment. \u201cHe knows a lot about distributed generation and the California Solar Initiative,\u201d said V. John White, Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies executive director. McAllister has worked at the California Center for Sustainable Energy in San Diego since 2005. Previously, he worked for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He earned a Master of Science in Energy and Resources from the University of California, Berkeley.