Countywide : Head of State Energy Panel Reappointed

Chuck Imbrecht, a former assemblyman from Ventura, has been appointed by Gov. Pete Wilson to another two-year term as chairman of the California Energy Commission, the state's principal energy planning organization.

"Thanks in large part to the energies of Chuck Imbrecht," Wilson said, "California is a leader in the development of environmentally sound energy policies that emphasize alternative fuels, renewable resources and conservation."

Imbrecht, a lawyer and a Republican, has chaired the commission since 1983. His designation as chairman will not require Senate confirmation. Salary for the position is $95,403 a year.

Imbrecht, 42, also chairs the U.S. Alternative Fuels Council and is a member of the National Assn. of State Energy Officials and the Western Interstate Board of Energy.

Imbrecht served as a member of the state Assembly from 1976-82, representing a portion of Ventura County.

The Energy Commission, established in 1975, is responsible for the licensing of power plants and the development of renewable energy resources.

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