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Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr., D-Calif., has announced that David Russell Hochschild and Janea Ashanti Scott have been appointed to the California Energy Commission (CEC).

Hochschild was vice president of external relations at Solaria Corp. from 2007 to 2012 and served as a San Francisco public utilities commissioner from 2007 to 2008. He was executive director at PV Now from 2006 to 2007, co-founder and director of policy at the Vote Solar Initiative from 2002 to 2006, special assistant to San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown from 1999 to 2001 and program director at The President's Award, Port Alfred, South Africa from 1996 to 1997.

Scott has been deputy counselor for renewable energy and special assistant to the counselor at the U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary since 2009. She served in multiple positions at the Environmental Defense Fund from 2000 to 2009, including senior attorney and staff attorney. Scott was an AmeriCorps member working on the San Francisco Urban Service Project from 1996 until 1997.




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