Michael McNeil

Energy/Environmental Policy Research Scientist/Engineer
(510) 486-6885

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.