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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

LCFS: A crucial tool to fight climate change

Posted February 3, 2016 by Simon Mui

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There they go again. The oil industry and its allies are once again attacking California's Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), even though the groundbreaking initiative enjoys broad public support and is working to reduce carbon pollution while growing the state's...continued

Oregon Takes Big Step on Clean Fuels Program, but Corn Ethanol Concession Needs to be Cut

Posted December 9, 2015 by Simon Mui

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Oregon's Environmental Quality Commission voted unanimously today to changes that will extend the state's Clean Fuels Program (CFP) to 2025. The new fuel standard requires the oil industry to reduce the carbon-intensity of transportation fuels by 10% by 2025 compared...continued

At COP21, 13 Jurisdictions Go All-In to Create World's Largest Market for Zero-Emission Vehicles

Posted December 3, 2015 by Simon Mui

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Achieving climate stabilization goals necessitates flipping the switch to zero-emitting, electric-drive vehicles as soon as possible. Today at the Paris Climate talks (COP21), leaders from 13 jurisdictions across North American and Europe announced commitments that all new passenger vehicles will...continued

California Says "Yes!" to Clean Fuels and "No!" to Oil Industry Lobbyists

Posted September 25, 2015 by Simon Mui

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California air pollution officials voted unanimously today to approve and re-adopt the state's Low Carbon Fuel Standard that has been in place since 2009 and requires the oil industry to cut the carbon-intensity of transportation fuels by 10% by 2020....continued

Yes, California Can Cut Our Need for Petroleum in Half by 2030. Here's How.

Posted August 28, 2015 by Simon Mui

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Senate Pro Tem Kevin De León and Governor Jerry Brown, together with a host of other state leaders, have made cutting the state's need for petroleum in half, expanding renewables, and increasing building efficiency core priorities. In doing so, they...continued

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

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