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.
Energy for 500 million Homes: Drivers and Outlook for Residential Energy Consumption in China. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2009.
Material World: Forecasting Household Appliance Ownership in a Growing Global Economy. Berkeley: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2009.
Retrospective Evaluation of Appliance Price Trends." Energy Policy 37, no. 2 (2009): 597-605. "
Potential benefits from improved energy efficiency of key electrical products: The case of India." Energy Policy 36, no. 9 (2008): 3467-3476. "
The Boom of Electricity Demand in the Residential Sector in the Developing World and the Potential for Energy Efficiency." In 2008 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Vol. 9. Pacific Grove, Ca, 2008. "