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Simon Mui, Director, Clean Vehicles and Fuels, San Francisco

Simon Mui
Before I came to NRDC, I worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C., where I analyzed and authored studies on plug-in electric vehicles and on climate mitigation strategies for the transportation sector. I have also served as a fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, as an engineer developing lithium-ion batteries at a start-up company, and as a research consultant. I hold a doctorate in materials engineering from MIT, with a focus on electrochemistry and lithium ion batteries, as well as a master’s in technology policy.

Recent Posts

Washington State Takes Next Step on Clean Fuels Standard

Posted February 4, 2015 by Simon Mui

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Washington's Department of Ecology took another step today by releasing a discussion document about a state Clean Fuels Standard (CFS) for public input and comments. The documents released show that the oil industry and petroleum-based transportation fuels are the largest...continued

California's Low Carbon Fuel Standard Could Triple Clean, Alternative Fuels Market By 2025

Posted February 2, 2015 by Simon Mui

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Governor Jerry Brown, in his fourth inaugural address last month, announced targets to halve the need for petroleum in California by 2030 as part of a broad plan to prevent climate change from becoming the defining legacy we pass on...continued

New Study Shows Alternative Fuel Supplies Could Triple on the West Coast

Posted January 23, 2015 by Simon Mui

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In my line of work to protect public health and the environment from car and truck pollution, one of the largest barriers continues to be the lack of clean, alternative fuel choices. For every fifteen gasoline stations you drive by,...continued

Why Gov. Brown's Goal of Cutting Oil Use in Half Can be Done

Posted January 6, 2015 by Simon Mui

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Governor Jerry Brown was inaugurated for a fourth term on Monday, making climate change and carbon pollution a core part of his agenda, and calling for California "to build for the future, not steal from it." A major component of...continued

How a Koch-Funded Group Attacking Clean Fuels Standards Flubs the Math

Posted October 20, 2014 by Simon Mui

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(This blog is cross-posted with Ben Serrurier at Climate Solutions) When the organization purporting to represent “small business” conducts an analysis attacking climate policies, one would hope that basic business accounting wouldn’t be a problem. But in the latest salvo...continued

Poll: Overwhelming Support for Climate Action, Holding Polluters Accountable

Posted July 24, 2014 by Simon Mui

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Most Californians are concerned about climate threats and continue to support the state’s clean energy laws to reduce global warming emissions, including requiring oil companies to pay for their pollution just as other major polluters already do. That’s according to...continued

What Big Oil Isn't Telling You About California's Clean Energy Law

Posted July 10, 2014 by Simon Mui

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We’ve seen this play before: the oil industry is once again trying to scare California into giving it a free pass on pollution. Last week, Big Oil cranked up, once again, its campaign to block the next critical step in...continued

Summer Driving Season Begins: California Climate Law Helping Cut Fuel Bills and Health Costs

Posted May 22, 2014 by Simon Mui

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Californians hitting the road this Memorial Day weekend will be able to go even farther on their gas money this year, thanks in part to implementation of key measures under California’s clean energy and climate law, AB32, including the Clean...continued

New Analysis: California is Already Cutting Carbon Pollution and Reducing Vehicle Fuel Expenditures

Posted May 8, 2014 by Simon Mui

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This week’s release of the U.S. National Climate Assessment sends a stark message confirming that climate change is here and we need to act now. The Pacific Coast states of California, Washington, and Oregon are already taking major steps to...continued

New Study: Overlooked Low-Carbon Fuel Standard Benefits Put Money in Californians' Pockets

Posted April 1, 2014 by Simon Mui

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Despite the foot-dragging and dire predictions from California’s oil lobby, the state’s groundbreaking Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) is reducing carbon pollution and will save consumers $837 million per year by 2020 as a result of increased diversification and competition...continued

Auto Industry Exceeding California's Zero Emission Vehicles Standard (by A LOT)

Posted October 24, 2013 by Simon Mui

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California's Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) program, which is resulting in 3.3. million electric cars on the road by 2025 in California and nine other "Clean Car" states that have adopted the program, is up for some regulatory updates today before the...continued

New Study: Carbon Reduction Opportunities for Oil Industry Are Significant

Posted October 15, 2013 by Simon Mui

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The production and use of petroleum-based fuels are responsible for approximately half of the state's entire carbon emissions. While the substitution of cleaner energy sources for crude oil, like advanced renewable fuels made from agricultural waste, is a key strategy...continued

New Study Demonstrates Many Ways to Cut Carbon Pollution, Meet the Low Carbon Fuel Standard

Posted June 13, 2013 by Simon Mui

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A new study by ICF International, commissioned by a group of investors and clean fuel producers, was released today and found that faster-than-expected growth in many clean, alternative fuels would allow California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard to be met out...continued

Scientific Review Finds Fatal Flaws with Oil Industry Study of AB32

Posted May 9, 2013 by Simon Mui

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An independent panel of scientific experts today reaffirmed that an oil industry association’s study of California’s landmark clean energy law (AB32), in particular the Low Carbon Fuel Standard, was flawed on a number of fronts, saying it did not “include...continued

LCFS "Red Flags" Don't Hold Up Under Scrutiny

Posted February 1, 2013 by Simon Mui

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As a scientist working on clean fuel policies, I spend much of my time working to protect our environment, health, and economy from the negative, unintended consequences from petroleum use.    My colleagues at NRDC and the broader environmental community...continued

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