speakerTim Olson

California Energy Commission

Tim Olson is a senior policy advisor on transportation fuels and technology and has held several management and policy positions at the California Energy Commission, including policy advisor to Commissioners. He currently leads strategic planning to help guide annual deployment of $100 million in Energy Commission incentive funds to develop and expand low carbon fuel production plants, spur zero emission and near zero emission/low NOx vehicle growth, and install vehicle charging and fueling infrastructure. Mr. Olson also represents the Energy Commission as a liaison with other agencies and member of several advisory committees, including the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s Clean Fuels Advisory Group, The California Air Resources Board’s SB 1383 Dairy Methane Workgroups and Low Carbon Fuel Standard Technical Advisory Committee. Mr. Olson received a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies/Biology from UC Santa Barbara.