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.
Peak CO2? China’s Emissions Trajectories to 2050. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2011. LBNL-4871E. .
"Assessment of China’s Energy-Saving and Emission-Reduction Accomplishments and Opportunities During the 11th Five Year Plan." . Energy Policy 39 (2011) 2165-2178. .
China’s Energy and Carbon Emissions Outlook to 2050. . Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2011. .
Assessment of Building Energy-Saving Policies and Programs in China During the 11th Five Year Plan. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2011. LBNL-4606E. .
DSM Electricity Savings Potential in the Buildings Sector in APP Countries. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2011. LBNL-4413E. .
"Evaluating Energy Efficiency Policies with Energy-Economy Models." (2010). LBNL-3862E. .
"Assessment of Building Energy-Saving Policies and Programs in China During the 11th Five Year Plan." The 2010 International Energy Program Evaluation Conference, Counting on Energy Programs. 2010. LBNL-3618E. .
Energy Efficiency Indicators Methodology Booklet. 2010. LBNL-3702E. .
"Analysis of Potential Energy Saving and CO2 Emission Reduction of Home Appliances and Commercial Equipments in China." The 2010 American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy's Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. . 2010. LBNL-3617E. .
"Modeling diffusion of electrical appliances in the residential sector." Energy and Buildings 42.6 (2010) 783-790. LBNL-3729E. .
"Potential Impact of Adopting Maximum Technologies as Minimum Efficiency Performance Standards in the U.S. Residential Sector." 2010 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings 2010: 13. LBNL-3584E. .
Assessment of China’s Energy-Saving and Emission-Reduction Accomplishments and Opportunities During the 11th Five Year Plan. . Vol. 39. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Azure International - Beijing, 2010. .
"Material World: Forecasting Household Appliance Ownership in a Growing Global Economy." European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ECEEE) 2009 Summer Study. 2010. 8. LBNL-2403E. .
Residential and Transport Energy Use in India: Past Trend and Future Outlook. LBNL, 2009. LBNL-1753E. .
"Retrospective Evaluation of Appliance Price Trends." Energy Policy 37.2 (2009) 597-605. .
"Enduse Global Emissions Mitigation Scenarios (EGEMS): A New Generation of Energy Efficiency Policy Planning Models." ECEEE Summer Study 2009. 2009. LBNL-2330E. .
Energy for 500 million Homes: Drivers and Outlook for Residential Energy Consumption in China. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2009. LBNL-2417E. .
"Residential Electricity Demand in China -- Can Efficiency Reverse the Growth?." 2009. LBNL-2321E. .
Assessment of Historic Trend in Mobility and Energy Use in India Transportation Sector Using Bottom-up Approach. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2009. .
India Energy Outlook: End Use Demand in India to 2020. LBNL, 2009. LBNL-1751E. .
"Material world: forecasting household appliance ownership in a growing global economy." ECEEE 2009 SUMMER STUDY. European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, 2009. .