Governor Jerry Brown has appointed Carla Peterman to the California Energy Commission.
Peterman is a doctoral candidate in the Energy and Resources Group, University of California Berkeley and a graduate student researcher with the Environmental Energy Technologies Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Her primary research interests are renewable energy, technology innovation, and climate change mitigation policy. Her dissertation examines the effect of market transformation activities, such as subsidies, on the U.S. solar photovoltaic market. At Berkeley Lab, Peterman researches solar photovoltaic markets and the impact of renewable subsidy programs on PV deployment and cost.
Her Berkeley Lab research publications are available by searching the publications page of the website of the Electricity Markets and Policy Group of the Environmental Energy Technologies Division.
Peterman holds an Msc. in Environmental Change and Management and a Masters' of Business Administration from Oxford University where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar. She also has a B.A. in History from Howard University.