Don Anair

Research and Deputy Director, Clean Vehicles Program

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.

Don Anair's Selected Publications

Anair, D. 2012. Truck Electrification: Cutting Oil Use and Reducing Pollution. Union of Concerned Scientists. Cambridge, MA.

Anair, D. 2012. State of Charge: Electric Vehicles’ Global Warming Emissions and Fuel Costs Savings Across the United States. Union of Concerned Scientists. Cambridge, MA.

Anair, D. 2011. Translating New Auto Standards into On-Road Fuel Efficiency. Union of Concerned Scientists. Cambridge, MA.

Anair, D. 2010. Delivering Jobs: Economic Costs and Benefits of Improving the Fuel Economy of Heavy-Duty Vehicles. Union of Concerned Scientists. Cambridge, MA.

Anair, D. 2008. Reducing Global Warming Pollution: Technology Options for Tractor-Trailers. Union of Concerned Scientists. Cambridge, MA.

Anair, D. 2008. Delivering the Green: Reducing Trucks’ Climate Impacts While Saving at the Pump. Union of Concerned Scientists. Cambridge, MA.





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