Don Anair is the Research and Deputy Director for the Clean Vehicles Program, working on state and national transportation, air quality, and global warming policy. As part of his work on heavy-duty vehicle issues, Mr. Anair analyzes the impact of diesel pollution on public health and air quality. He is the author of three reports, "Sick of Soot," "Digging Up Trouble," and "Delivering the Green," which focus on the impacts and solutions to reduce diesel emissions. He is also an advocate for groundbreaking diesel clean-up and greenhouse gas efforts in the state and around the country, including regulations, incentive programs, and legislation.
Based in UCS's Oakland office, Mr. Anair also evaluates hybrid and advanced vehicle technologies and is co-author of State of Charge—a report which evaluates the global warming emissions and fuel cost savings of electric vehicles throughout the United States— and the Hybrid Scorecard. Mr. Anair represents UCS on California’s Plug-in Electric Vehicle Collaborative and frequently blogs on advanced vehicle technology and freight transportation issues.
Mr. Anair holds a bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering from Cornell University. As a member of Cornell's Formula Society of Automotive Engineers vehicle team, he helped design and manufacture an award winning alternative fuel race car.