Environmental Science and Policy
Energy and Efficiency Institute
Alan Meier is a senior scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Adjunct Professor at UC Davis in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy, and a faculty researcher at the UC Davis Energy and Efficiency Institute. His research focuses on understanding how people and equipment use energy and opportunities to reduce consumption. Meier’s research on “standby power use” in appliances—equal to 1% of global CO2 emissions—led him to propose an international plan to reduce standby power loss in all devices to less than 1 watt, which was endorsed by the G8 countries. He is Executive Editor (and founder) of the journal Home Energy and is the author of many articles and two books, Supplying Energy through Greater Efficiency and Saving Electricity in a Hurry. Meier holds a Ph.D. in energy and resources from University of California, Berkeley.