Cliff Rechtschaffen ’78

Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission.
Cliff Rechtschaffen

Rechtschaffen serves as a commissioner on the California Public Utilities Commission where his key areas of interest include decarbonization, safety, environmental justice and enforcement. He was previously a senior adviser on climate and energy to Governor Jerry Brown, as well as an environmental law professor and co-director of the Environmental Law and Justice Clinic at Golden Gate University. He graduated from Princeton with a bachelor’s degree in politics.