Charles’ objective is to “unscrew the inscrutable” through lucid communications on complex regulatory and infrastructure issues. He embraces the conviction that access to clean water and affordable, sustainable energy is a fundamental human right, that when honored, sustains life, nourishes human dignity, and encourages world peace.
Since 2015, Charles has served as Executive Director of Public Watchdogs, whose purpose is to independently monitor energy and infrastructure regulatory agencies in California with an initial focus on protecting the public from the California Public Utilities Commission and removing the nuclear waste from San Onofre State Beach. Langley created a concept of public advocacy and consumer awareness that spans a wide range of responsibilities from founding principles to administrative and legal requirements.
He handles media relations for pro-bono government reforms and legal efforts for a prominent local law firm, makes presentations on TV and radio, and print on energy regulatory policy, including gasoline prices, nuclear energy, and greenhouse gas emissions.
Langley was responsible for writing and editing quarterly newsletters and funding requests for UCAN from 1999 – 2013, as a writer, editor, and publicist. He developed cooperative marketing projects with ABC, CBS, and NBC, and was a paid source for weekly reports on energy prices on NBC Los Angeles and the North County Times. Langley maintained and wrote content at fueltracker.com, a gasoline price tracking Web site, and created “MeterWatch,” an online tracking service for smart meter accuracy.
He also worked for UCAN 1996 – 1999 as a project manager, Negawatt Energy Auditor, and invented the world’s first crowd-sourced energy pricing website; the OMB award-winning UCAN Gas Project. This project spurred multiple public hearings and investigations into energy price-gouging. Independently audited contractors hired by San Diego Gas & Electric under a public utility commission conservation program.
Prior to joining UCAN, Langley worked with Computer Economics, as Marketing Director, Internet Services Responsible for 36 different publications and consulting services directed at CIOs. He designed, edited, and launched two business to business publications Internet, What’s Working for Business, a and Internet Marketing and Technology Report ($500) for Fortune 500 CIOs, and developed strategic marketing and customer retention plans for Hilton Hotels, the U.S. Grant, P.S.A. Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airlines, PETCO, San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego Chargers, San Diego Zoological Society. He also was responsible for creating, planning, and selling lead generation and sales management programs and direct sales and customer retention programs for scores of clients in a wide spectrum of industries, including, 3M, Dynamit Nobel, Revlon, Easter Seals, Colle & McVoy Advertising, Northwestern Bank, Prefabricated Homes, and others.
Charles is certified by the Online Marketing Institute (accredited by Wharton School of Business), and is a paid Lecturer for San Diego Advertising Federation, Database Segmentation Technology, and Demographics. He also is a co-instructor for “Secrets of Successful Direct Mail” at the Minnesota Technical Institute, and served on the Advisory Board for the University of St. Thomas, Minnesota, Direct Marketing MBA program. Langley has multiple creative awards for art, response, and copy.