James D. Boyd is serving a second five-year term on the California Energy Commission. He has served as the Vice Chair since June, 2006. Commissioner Boyd presides over the Energy Commission’s Transportation and Fuels, Renewables and AB 32 Committees and serves on the Research Committee. He was Deputy Secretary of California’s Natural Resources Agency and spent 15 years as Chief Executive Officer of the California Air Resources Board.
Energy Secretary Chu recently appointed Commissioner Boyd to the National Petroleum Council. He also serves on the Steering Team of the California Fuel Cell Partnership, the Boards of Advisors to UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies, and the Urban Land Use and Transportation Center. He served as Chairman of the Board and as longtime Board member of CALSTART.
A California native, Commissioner Boyd received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley.