Roland Hwang

  • Director, Energy and Transportation Program, Natural Resources Defense Council

Biography

Roland Hwang directs the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Energy and Transportation Program and is based in their San Francisco, California office. He joined NRDC in 2000 after seven years at the Union of Concerned Scientists where he directed their Transportation Program. Previously, Hwang worked for the U.S. DOE at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and the California Air Resources Board. Hwang serves or has served on numerous advisory panels and committees, most recently the California Plug-In Electric Vehicle Collaborative, National Academy of Sciences Committee on Fuel Economy and Committee on Barriers to Electric Vehicle Deployment, and U.S. EPA Mobile Source Technical Review Subcommittee. He was also part of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. Hwang received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering (specializing in Combustion Engineering) from UC Davis. He received a Master’s in Public Policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley.