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Karen Hamberg

Vice-President, Government Relations, Westport Fuel Systems

Realizing that one of the greatest enablers of low-carbon transportation is regulatory certainty, Karen has worked both nationally and internationally to forge that path. She is the first non-US resident, the first woman, and the youngest person to be named Chair of CALSTART, a non-profit representing more than 180 of the world’s largest transportation OEMs, fleets, fuel producers, utilities, and government agencies. This diverse coalition of industry competitors and partners has been able to secure increasingly stringent regulatory frameworks and critical investment further cementing California’s global clean transportation leadership. Policy and regulations enacted in the state are copied around the world and insights from California’s first mover experience have been reflected in Canada’s Clean Fuels Standard, British Columbia’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard, and Quebec’s Zero Emission Vehicle Standard