Director, Energy Efficiency/SE Climate Policy
Areas of expertise: Energy efficiency, EDF Climate Corps, climate change, air quality
Michael Regan leads EDF’s national energy efficiency program and our Southeast clean energy efforts to reduce the impacts of global warming and to improve air quality. He spearheads our work with national, regional and state-level stakeholder groups to develop policy, build consensus and leverage resources to help pass and implement legislation and regulations.
Before joining EDF, Michael spent 10 years working on energy and air quality issues with the US Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, DC, and Research Triangle Park, NC. He was a national program manager with the EPA, where he designed programs that focused on multi-pollutant emission reduction strategies, energy efficiency, climate change, and the implementation of market-based solutions to improve air quality. Michael has served on the NC Commission on Global Climate Change and is currently appointed to the NC Energy Policy Council. He is also a member of the Clinton Global Initiative’s Envision Charlotte steering committee.
NC Legislative Commission on Global Climate Change
NC Governor’s Energy Policy Council
- Masters of Public Administration (Federal Policy, Politics, and Management), George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
- Certificate Program of Legislative Studies, Georgetown University, Government Affairs Institute, Washington, D.C.
- Bachelors of Science (Earth and Environmental Science), NC Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, NC