Andrew McAllister

Commissioner, California Energy Commission

This is the moment that if we’re going to really chart the course towards this low-carbon future, we can make infrastructure investment decisions now that will be with us for a while.

Andrew McAllister believes that social ties will shift the culture and evolve us in the direction of creating lasting change. As Commissioner for the California Energy Commission, McAllister fills the sole economist role on the five-person commission. In this current role, he draws upon his 20 years of technical, programmatic and policy experience in the fields of energy management, efficiency and renewable generation. Before joining the Commission, he worked at the California Center for Sustainable Energy for six years, most recently as managing director and director of policy and strategy. 

McAllister studied both Engineering Sciences and Art History at Dartmouth College and holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Energy & Resources Group at UC Berkeley. He is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer.

Andrew McAllister's Simple Shift

I have done all LED change outs in my lighting, first of all. I've got my smart meter hooked up to my smart thermostats now and I'm able to do a whole bunch of Google Analytics. The previous person that lived in my house, their average bill was $364 per month for electricity and gas, and mine is about $64 so far.

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