Speaker

Julia LevinExecutive Director Bioenergy Association of California

Julia Levin is the Executive Director of the Bioenergy Association of California (BAC), which represents more than 60 public agencies, local governments and private companies working to promote sustainable bioenergy development. Prior to BAC, Julia served as the Deputy Secretary for Climate Change and Energy at the California Resources Agency where she chaired the Governor’s Inter-Agency Bioenergy Working Group and led development of California’s 2012 Bioenergy Action Plan. Julia has also served as a Commissioner on the California Energy Commission, where she was the presiding Commissioner on renewable energy and associate Commissioner on energy efficiency.
Prior to state government, Julia was the Global Warming Director for the National Audubon Society and the California Policy Coordinator for the Union of Concerned Scientists. While at UCS, she led campaigns to pass California’s first Renewable Portfolio Standard legislation and to establish the California Climate Action Reserve.
Julia has a B.A. from Brown University and a law degree from University of California, Hastings College of Law.