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Ted Sears

Program Manager V-Research


Ted Sears is a senior project leader in the Sustainable Transportation Integration group in NREL's Center for Integrated Mobility Sciences. Based in Washington, D.C., Sears serves as the task lead for regulatory activities mandated by the Energy Policy Act, with a focus on the State and Alternative Fuel Provider Fleet Program, new rulemaking, and legislative analysis. Previously he served as the task lead for the Federal Energy Management Program’s Sustainable Federal Fleets Program.

Research Interests

Vehicle technology integration

Transportation and mobility research


J.D., University of Connecticut School of Law

M.S., Environmental Health Science and Physiology, Harvard School of Public Health

B.A., Biology and Psychology, Dartmouth College

Professional Experience

Senior Team Leader, Program Manager, Regulatory Programs, Sustainable Transportation Integration, NREL (2008–Present)

Senior Health and Environmental Consultant, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (2002–2008)

Senior Environmental Consultant, The Technical Group, LLC (1996–2002)

Associations and Memberships

Member, Connecticut State Bar

Member, Environmental Law Institute

Member, National Conference of State Fleet Administrators

Curriculum Development Review Committee, Air & Waste Management Association

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