A longtime advocate of direct access and acting chair of the California Power Authority, Sunne McPeak was named by incoming governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as secretary of the California Business, Transportation & Housing Agency. During McPeak?s time as chief executive officer of the Bay Area Economic Forum, the group has steadfastly supported deregulation. Terry Tamminen, executive director of Environment Now, who has been advising Schwarzenegger on energy policy, was named head of the state Environmental Protection Agency. Outgoing governor Gray Davis made his own appointments this week, including picking California Independent System Operator board member Carl Guardino for the Economic Strategy Panel and awarding Barry Goode a judgeship on the Contra Costa Superior Court. Goode was Davis?s legal affairs secretary and was part of the post-Enron cleanup of the Davis administration staff?s investments. Goode had more than $100,000 invested in Moody?s?the corporation responsible for rating state bonds. The State Resources Agency began a shutdown this week. A November 12 memo from agency secretary Mary Nichols to staff stated, ?Without the Resources Agency, there will be no one to serve as the liaison between the departments and the Governor?s office.? The former chief of staff of the resources agency, Jim Boyd, is now a California Energy Commission member.