Michael McNeil received a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from U.C. Berkeley in 1990 and a PhD in Physics from U.C. Santa Cruz in 1996. Dr. McNeil joined the Energy Analysis Department at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in 1999. Dr. McNeil’s work at the Laboratory has focused on analysis of environmental and financial impacts of energy efficiency policies. In the early 2000s, as a member of the Energy Efficiency Standards Group, he developed innovative analysis tools to evaluate energy, financial and environmental impacts of appliance standards for several products. Since 2005 his research has focused on applying these methods to supporting developing country government efforts to develop effective energy efficiency policies. To date, his research projects have supported policymakers in Mexico, China, India, Uruguay, Brazil, Central America, Argentina, Chile, South Africa, Indonesia and Vietnam. Dr. McNeil was named as the first Director of Berkeley Lab’s Mexico Energy Initiative and focuses his work on research supporting the clean energy transition in Mexico. He co-developed and leads the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Energy Efficiency for Development Program, which provides technical assistance throughout the world. Dr. McNeil has authored or co-authored three book chapters, nearly 40 journal articles and numerous conference contributions.
"An international Survey of Electric Storage Tank Water Heater Efficiency and Standards." Southern African Energy Efficiency Convention 2013. Johanesburg, South Africa, 2013. LBNL-6725e. .
"Evidence of Progress – Measurement of Impacts of Australia’s S&L Program from 1990-2010." 7th International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Domestic Appliances and Lighting. 2013. LBNL-6783e. .
"The benefits of creating a cross-country data framework for energy efficiency." 7th International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Domestic Appliances and Lighting (EEDAL ’13). 2013. LBNL-6735e. .
"Analysis and Practices of Energy Benchmarking for Industry from the Perspective of Systems Engineering." Energy 54 (2013) 32-44. LBNL-6328E. .
"Estimation of CO2 Emissions from China’s Cement Production: Methodologies and Uncertainties." Energy Policy 57 (2013) 172-181. LBNL-6329E. .
"Bottom-Up Energy Analysis System (BUENAS) – An International Appliance Efficiency Policy Tool." Energy Efficiency 6.2 (2013) 191-217. .
"Quantifying the potential impact of energy efficiency and low carbon policies for China." the European Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s 2013 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency 2013. LBNL-6161E. .
"China's Energy and Emissions Outlook to 2050: Perspectives from Bottom-Up Energy End-Use Model." Energy Policy 53 (2013) 51-62. LBNL-6179E. .
Potential Savings for Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria and Senegal from BUENAS modeling. Berkeley, 2013. LBNL-6511E. .
Bottom-Up Energy Analysis System - Methodology and Results. 2012. LBNL-5722E. .
Strategies for Low Carbon Growth In India: Industry and Non Residential Sectors. LBNL, 2011. LBNL-4557E. .
"Analysis of Potential Energy Saving and CO2 Emission Reduction of Home Appliances and Commercial Equipments in China." . Energy Policy 39.8 (2011) 4541-4550. LBNL-4607E. .
"Analysis of Minimum efficiency Performance Standards for Residential General Service Lighting in Chile." Latin American Meeting on Energy Economics. 2011. 15. LBNL-4824E. .