Sasan Saadat

Senior Research and Policy Analyst California Office


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Sasan Saadat is a senior research and policy analyst based out of the California Regional office in San Francisco.

Sasan works with the Right to Zero campaign to transform California toward zero-combustion energy and transportation. Sasan graduated from UC Berkeley cum laude with a BA in Philosophy and a BS in Environmental Studies. Previously, he was a Research Fellow at MSI Integrity, a non-profit tracking the human rights and environmental impacts of global sustainability standards. He’s also worked on sustainability policy for the City of Foster City, and on energy efficiency programs for low-income residents with the California Public Utilities Commission. He is passionate about community organizing, and spent a summer in Chiang Mai with EarthRights International, learning from Mekong communities that are resisting coal and hydropower projects.

Sasan’s interests are always changing, but a few permanent ones include camping, creating playlists, and spicy vegetarian food.

The Latest by Sasan Saadat

Alejandra Ruedas, right, holds a sign at a rally before a California Air Resources Board public hearing to consider proposed Advanced Clean Fleets Regulation on Oct. 27, 2022, in Sacramento, Calif.
April 14, 2023

In The Race to End Diesel Truck Pollution, California Widens Its Stride

California is not just staying in the running, but picking up the pace for zero emissions.
March 3, 2023

Glass Onion Nails It: Policymakers Need to Check Receipts on the Hydrogen Hype

Netflix’s juicy mystery veers close to reality when it comes to the pitfalls of hydrogen — which is no silver bullet for our climate crisis.
July 26, 2019

SoCalGas’ Reckless Strategy to Keep California Tied to Combustion

Through a network of front-groups, lobbyists, and PR firms, SoCalGas is funding and coordinating a misinformation campaign to greenwash gas and stoke local opposition to building electrification.