John O’Neill works as a Technology Manager for the Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization Office. In this role, John is responsible for managing industrial technical assistance programs, including Better Plants and the Better Climate Challenge, as well as the Industrial Technology Validation pilot. His areas of expertise are industrial decarbonization and energy efficiency.
Before joining IEDO, John worked at the University of Maryland’s Center for Global Sustainability where he researched economy-wide emissions pathways and building sector decarbonization policy, and at the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, where he worked on the local policy team delivering technical assistance to cities. Prior to graduate school, John worked as an engineer and manager at a biodiesel manufacturer, providing him valuable in-plant experience in the industrial sector.
John has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota and a master’s degree in energy and environmental policy from the University of Maryland.