Ed Rightor

Director of Industrial Program

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)

Edward Rightor is the Director of the Industrial Program at the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE). In this role Ed leads the strategic vision for the industrial sector, convenes stakeholders to accelerate energy efficiency and reductions of GHGs, and develops broadly supported policy recommendations to enable decarbonization. Recently, he served on the National Academies committee on a roadmap for decarbonization of the US energy system and co-led a DOE roadmap on industrial decarbonization.

Prior to joining ACEEE, held several leadership roles at Dow Chemical during his 31 year career. Through 2017, he served as the Director of Strategic Projects in Dow’s Environmental Technology Center. In this role he worked across global operations to reduce air emissions, waste, freshwater intake, and energy use. He also spearheaded a roadmap for the global chemical industry on paths to reduce energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

He earned a doctorate in chemistry from Michigan State University and a bachelor of science in chemistry from Marietta College.

Ed Rightor will be speaking at the following sessions.

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