John M. DeCicco holds a joint appointment as research professor at the University of Michigan Energy Institute and professor of practice at the School of Natural Resources and Environment. He was senior fellow for automotive strategies at the Environmental Defense Fund from 2001 to 2009 and transportation director at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy from 1990 to 2000. The author of three books, he pioneered U.S. green car ratings as the author of ACEEE's Green Book and, most recently,