Vehicles Policy Director
Natural Resources Defense Council
111 Sutter Street, 20th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
Roland Hwang is the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Vehicles Policy Director and works on sustainable transportation policies. He is an expert on clean vehicle and fuels technologies, and was a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. Mr. Hwang serves on numerous advisory panels, including for the AB 118 Alternative and Renewable Fuels and Vehicles program, the California Hydrogen Highway Network Advisory Panel, the Automotive X Prize, and the Western Governors’ Association Transportation Fuels for the Future Initiative. Prior to joining the NRDC, he was the director of the Union of Concerned Scientists’ transportation program. He has also worked for the U.S. Department of Energy at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the California Air Resources Board as an air pollution engineer, and was involved in forecasting residential and industrial energy demand, hazardous waste incinerator permitting, and evaluating toxic air emissions from landfills. Mr. Hwang has an M.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of California at Davis and a Masters degree in Public Policy from the University of California at Berkeley.