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.
"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. .
Global Potential of Energy Efficiency Standards and Labeling Programs. 2008. LBNL-760E. .