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. His graduate research was performed at the Center European Particle Physics (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland, where he was a member of the ALEPH experimental collaboration. Michael joined the Energy Efficiency Standards Group at LBNL in 1999. His work at the lab has focused on analysis of environmental and financial impacts of energy efficiency policies. In addition to his work supporting U.S. Federal Efficiency Standards, Michael has contributed to several projects supporting the development of Standards and Labeling in developing countries. His international projects have included programs in India, Uruguay, Brazil, Mexico and Central America. In addition to energy efficiency standards and labeling, Michael's work has included analysis of impacts of efficiency research and development in California and voluntary whole-building efficiency programs. Currently, he is participating in a collaboration which will apply quantitative impacts methodologies to EPA's Water Sense program. Finally, Michael has a strong interest in bottom-up forecasting of global energy consumption by region, country and sector according to econometric modeling of equipment uptake rates and per-unit energy consumption patters. He has contributed to research in this area as part of the Lab's Global Energy Demand Collaborative since 2005.
"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. .
Peak CO2? China’s Emissions Trajectories to 2050. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2011. LBNL-4871E. .