Jonathan G. Koomey, Ph.D.

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Selected Publications

Dr. Koomey has published extensively in the areas of energy efficiency, the economics of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, engineering-economic methods for comparing energy technologies, environmental externalities, and critical thinking/problem solving skills. His list of books and refereed journal articles follows. For the complete publications list, please download Koomey's CV. Electronic copies of many of these publications are available. For the ones that are not directly downloadable, please email Jon to receive a copy.


Refereed Journal Articles

Blazek, Michele, Huimin Chong, Woonsien Loh, and Jonathan Koomey. 2004. "A data center revisited:  Assessment of the energy impacts of retrofits and technology trends in a high-density computing facility." The ASCE Journal of Infrastructure Systems. vol. 10, no. 3. September. pp. 98-104.

Brown, Marilyn A., Mark D. Levine, Joseph P. Romm, Arthur H. Rosenfeld, and Jonathan G. Koomey. 1998. "Engineering-Economic Studies of Energy Technologies to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions:  Opportunities and Challenges."  In Annual Review of Energy and the Environment 1998  Palo Alto, CA: Annual Reviews, Inc.

Brown, Marilyn A., Mark D. Levine, Walter Short, and Jonathan G. Koomey. 2001. "Scenarios for a Clean Energy Future."  Energy Policy (Also LBNL-48031). vol. 29, no. 14. November. pp. 1179-1196.

Brown, Richard, Carrie Webber, and Jonathan Koomey. 2002. "Status and Future Directions of the ENERGY STAR Program." Energy–The International Journal (also LBNL-45952). vol. 27, no. 5. May. pp. 505-520.

Brown, Richard E., and Jonathan G. Koomey. 2003. "Electricity Use in California: Past Trends and Present Usage Patterns." Energy Policy (also LBNL-47992). vol. 31, no. 9. July. pp. 849-864.

Craig, Paul, Ashok Gadgil, and Jonathan Koomey. 2002. "What Can History Teach Us?:  A Retrospective Analysis of Long-term Energy Forecasts for the U.S." In Annual Review of Energy and the Environment 2002,. Edited by R. H. Socolow, D. Anderson and J. Harte. Palo Alto, CA: Annual Reviews, Inc. (also LBNL-50498).

Davis William B, Alan H,  Sanstad, Jonathan G. Koomey. 2003. Contributions of Weather and Fuel Mix to Recent Declines in U.S. Energy and Carbon Intensity. Energy Economics (also LBNL-42054).  Vol. 25, no. 4. July. pp. 375-396. 

Eto, Joseph, Jonathan Koomey, James McMahon and Edward Kahn. 1988. "Integrated Analysis of Demand-Side Programs." IEEE Transactions on Power Systems.  vol. 3, no. 4.

Ghanadan, Rebecca, and Jonathan Koomey. 2004. "Using Energy Scenarios to Explore Alternative Energy Pathways in California." Energy Policy. Vol. 32, No. 11. November.

Gumerman, Etan, Jonathan G. Koomey, and Marilyn A. Brown. 2001. "A Sensitivity Analysis of the Clean Energy Future Study's Economic and Carbon Savings Results."  Energy Policy (also LBNL-47357). vol. 29, no. 14. November. pp. 1313-1324.

Hultman, Nathan E., and Jonathan G. Koomey. 2007. "The risk of surprise in energy technology costs."  Environmental Research Letters, vol. 2, no. 034002. July. http://www.iop.org/EJ/abstract/1748-9326/2/3/034002/.

Hultman, Nathan E., Jonathan Koomey, and Dan Kammen. 2007. "What history can teach us about the future costs of U.S. nuclear power."  Environmental Science & Technology.  vol. 41, no. 7. April 1. pp. 2088-2093.

Kawamoto, Kaoru, Jonathan Koomey, Bruce Nordman, Richard E. Brown, Maryann Piette, Michael Ting, and Alan Meier. 2002. "Electricity Used by Office Equipment and Network Equipment in the U.S." Energy--The International Journal (also LBNL-45917). vol. 27, no. 3. March. pp. 255-269.

Koomey, Jonathan and Arthur H. Rosenfeld. 1990. "Revenue-Neutral Incentives to Promote Efficiency and Environmental Quality." Contemporary Policy Issues.  vol. VIII, no. 3. p. 142.  July 1990.

Koomey, Jonathan, Arthur H. Rosenfeld and Ashok K. Gadgil. 1990. "Conservation Screening Curves for Comparing Efficiency Investments to Power Plants". Energy Policy.  Vol. 18, No. 8.  October 1990 (also LBL-27286)

Koomey, Jonathan G., Deborah E. Schechter, and Deborah Gordon. 1993. "Improving Fuel Economy:  A Case Study of the 1992 Honda Civic Hatchbacks." Transportation Research Record.  vol. 1416, no. p. 115.

Koomey, Jonathan, Timothy Oey, and Eric Bergman. 1993. "The Economics of Cycling Personal Computers." Energy Policy.  vol. 21, no. 9. p. 937.

Koomey, Jonathan, and Alan H. Sanstad. 1994. "Technical Evidence for Assessing the Performance of Markets Affecting Energy Efficiency." Energy Policy.  vol. 22, no. 10.

Koomey, Jonathan G., Camilla Dunham, and James D. Lutz. 1995. "The Effect of Efficiency Standards on Water Use and Water Heating Energy Use in the U.S.:  A Detailed End-use Treatment." Energy-The International Journal.  vol. 20, no. 7. p. 627.

Koomey, Jonathan, Mary Ann Piette, Mike Cramer, and Joe Eto. 1996. "Efficiency Improvements in U.S. Office Equipment:  Expected Policy Impacts and Uncertainties." Energy Policy.  vol. 24, no. 12. p. 1101.

Koomey, Jonathan, Alan H. Sanstad, and Leslie J. Shown. 1996. "Energy-Efficient Lighting:  Market Data, Market Imperfections, and Policy Success." Contemporary Economic Policy.  vol. XIV, no. 3. p. 98.

Koomey, Jonathan G., Susan A. Mahler, Carrie A. Webber, and James E. McMahon. 1999. "Projected Regional Impacts of Appliance Efficiency Standards for the U.S. Residential sector."  Energy: the International Journal. vol. 24, no. 1. January. pp. 69-84.

Koomey, Jonathan G., Nathan C. Martin, Marilyn Brown, Lynn K. Price, and Mark D. Levine. 1998. "Costs of reducing carbon emissions: U.S. building sector scenarios."  Energy Policy. vol. 26, no. 5. April. pp. 433-440 (also LBNL-40829).

Koomey, Jonathan G., Carrie A. Webber, Celina S. Atkinson, and Andrew Nicholls. 2001. "Addressing Energy-Related Challenges for the U.S. Buildings Sector:  Results from the Clean Energy Futures Study."  Energy Policy (also LBNL-47356). vol. 29, no. 14. November. pp. 1209-1222.

Koomey, Jonathan. 2002. "Guest Editorial–Information technology and resource use: Editor’s introduction to the special issue." Resources, Conservation, and Recycling (also LBNL-50857). vol. 36, no. 3. October. pp. 169-173.

Koomey, Jonathan, Chris Calwell, Skip Laitner, Jane Thornton, Richard E. Brown, Joe Eto, Carrie Webber, and Cathy Cullicott. 2002. "Sorry, wrong number:  The use and misuse of numerical facts in analysis and media reporting of energy issues." In Annual Review of Energy and the Environment 2002. Edited by R. H. Socolow, D. Anderson and J. Harte. Palo Alto, CA: Annual Reviews, Inc. (also LBNL-50499). pp. 119-158.

Koomey, Jonathan G., Paul Craig, Ashok Gadgil, and David Lorenzetti. 2003. "Improving long-range energy modeling:  A plea for historical retrospectives." The Energy Journal (also LBNL-52448). vol. 24, no. 4. October. pp. 75-92.

Koomey, Jonathan, Huimin Chong, Woonsien Loh, Bruce Nordman, and Michele Blazek. 2004. "Network electricity use associated with wireless personal digital assistants." The ASCE Journal of Infrastructure Systems (also LBNL-54105). vol. 10, no. 3. September. pp. 131-137.

Koomey, Jonathan, Nate Hultman. 2007. "A Reactor-level analysis of busbar costs for U.S. nuclear plants, 1970-2005." Energy Policy. vol. 35, no. 11.  November. pp. 5630-5642. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2007.06.005)

Koomey, Jonathan. 2008. "Worldwide electricity used in data centers." Environmental Research Letters. vol. 3, no. 034008. September 24. <http://stacks.iop.org/1748-9326/3/034008>

Koomey, Jonathan, et al. 2010. "Defining a standard metric for electricity savings." Environmental Research Letters. In press.

Krause, Florentin, John F. Busch, and Jonathan G. Koomey. 1993. "Carbon Reduction Costs in New England's Power Sector." Contemporary Policy Issues.  vol. XI, no. 2. p. 100.

Krause, Florentin and Jonathan Koomey.  1996.  “The cost of cutting carbon emissions -- a case study of Western Europe.”  Energy Conversion and Management.  37 (6-8), 973-978.

Laitner, John A. "Skip", Stephen J. Decanio, Jonathan G. Koomey, and Alan H. Sanstad. 2003. "Room for Improvement:  Increasing the Value of Energy Modeling for Policy Analysis." Utilities Policy (also LBNL-50627). Vol. 11, no. 2.  pp. 87-94.  June.

Levine, Mark D., Jonathan G. Koomey, James E. McMahon, Alan H. Sanstad, and Eric Hirst,. 1995. "Energy Efficiency Policy and Market Failures." In Annual Review of Energy and the Environment 1995. Edited by J. M. Hollander.  Palo Alto, CA: Annual Reviews, Inc.

Levine, Mark D., Jonathan Koomey, Lynn Price, Howard Geller, and Steve Nadel. 1995. "Electricity End-Use Efficiency:  Experience with Technologies, Markets, and Policies Throughout the World." Energy -- The International Journal.  vol. 20, no. 1. p. 37.

Mitchell-Jackson, Jennifer, Jonathan Koomey, Michele Blazek, and Bruce Nordman. 2002. "National and Regional Implications of Internet Data Center Growth." Resources, Conservation, and Recycling (also LBNL-50534). vol. 36, no. 3. pp. 175-185.

Mitchell-Jackson, Jennifer, Jonathan Koomey, Bruce Nordman, and Michele Blazek. 2003. "Data Center Power Requirements: Measurements From Silicon Valley." Energy–the International Journal (also LBNL-48554). vol. 28, no.8.  pp. 837 – 850.  June.

Rosenfeld, Arthur H., Robert J. Mowris and Jonathan G. Koomey. 1989. "Policies to Improve Energy Efficiency and Reduce Global Warming." Strategic Planning and Energy Management.  vol. 9, no. 2. p. 7.  Fall 1989.

Rosenfeld, Arthur, Celina Atkinson, Jonathan Koomey, Alan Meier, Robert Mowris, and Lynn Price. 1993. "Conserved Energy Supply Curves." Contemporary Policy Issues.  vol. XI, no. 1. p. 45.  This document was one of LBL's contributions to Chapter 3 of the report of the Mitigation Subpanel of the National Academy of Sciences Panel on Policy Implications of Greenhouse Warming.

Sanchez, Marla C., Jonathan G. Koomey, Mithra M. Moezzi, Alan K. Meier, and Wolfgang Huber. 1998. "Miscellaneous Electricity Use in U.S. Homes:  Historical Decomposition and Future Trends."  Energy Policy. vol. 26, no. 8. July. pp. 585-593 (also LBNL-40295).

Sanstad, Alan H., Stephen DeCanio, Gale Boyd, and Jonathan G. Koomey. 2001. "Estimating bounds on the economy-wide effects of the CEF policy scenarios."  Energy Policy (also LBNL-48104). vol. 29, no. 14. November. pp. 1299-1312.

Sezgen, A. Osman, and Jonathan G. Koomey. 1998. Interactions between lighting and space conditioning energy use in U.S. commercial buildings. Berkeley, CA: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. LBNL-39795.  Energy: the International Journal.  Vol. 25, No. 8.  August. pp. 793-805.

Webber, Carrie A., Richard E. Brown, and Jonathan G. Koomey. 2000. "Savings Estimates for the ENERGY STAR Voluntary Labeling Program."  Energy Policy. vol. 28, no. 15. December. pp. 1137-1150.

Weber, Christopher, Jonathan G. Koomey, and Scott Matthews. 2009. The Energy and Climate Change Impacts of Different Music Delivery Methods. Analytics Press. August 17. <http://www.intel.com/pressroom/kits/ecotech>. In press at Journal of Industrial Ecology.

Books

Koomey, Jonathan. 2008. Turning Numbers into Knowledge:  Mastering the Art of Problem Solving. 2d edition. Oakland, CA: Analytics Press. <http://www.numbersintoknowledge.com>

Krause, Florentin, Wilfred Bach and Jon Koomey. 1989. Energy Policy in the Greenhouse. Volume 1. From Warming Fate to Warming Limit:  Benchmarks to a Global Climate Convention. El Cerrito, CA: International Project for Sustainable Energy Paths.  Also published by John Wiley and Sons, NY, 1992.

Krause, Florentin, Eric Haites, Richard Howarth, and Jonathan Koomey. 1993. Energy Policy in the Greenhouse. Volume II, Part 1. Cutting Carbon Emissions-Burden or Benefit?:  The Economics of Energy-Tax and Non-Price Policies. El Cerrito, CA: International Project for Sustainable Energy Paths.

Krause, Florentin, Jonathan Koomey, Hans Becht, David Olivier, Giuseppe Onufrio, and Pierre Radanne. 1994. Energy Policy in the Greenhouse. Volume II, Part 3C. Fossil Generation:  The Cost and Potential of Low-Carbon Resource Options in Western Europe. El Cerrito, CA: International Project for Sustainable Energy Paths.

Krause, Florentin, Jonathan Koomey, David Olivier, Pierre Radanne, and Mycle Schneider. 1994. Energy Policy in the Greenhouse. Volume II, Part 3E. Nuclear Power:  The Cost and Potential of Low-Carbon Resource Options in Western Europe. El Cerrito, CA: International Project for Sustainable Energy Paths.

Krause, Florentin, Jonathan Koomey, and David Olivier. 1995. Energy Policy in the Greenhouse. Volume II, Part 3D. Renewable Power:  The Cost and Potential of Low-Carbon Resource Options in Western Europe. El Cerrito, CA: International Project for Sustainable Energy Paths.

Krause, Florentin, David Olivier, and Jonathan Koomey. 1995. Energy Policy in the Greenhouse. Volume II, Part 3B. Negawatt Power:  The Cost and Potential of Low-Carbon Resource Options in Western Europe. El Cerrito, CA: International Project for Sustainable Energy Paths.

Lovins, Amory B., E. Kyle Datta, Odd-Even Bustnes, Jonathan G. Koomey, and Nathan J. Glasgow. 2004. Winning the Oil Endgame:  Innovation for Profits, Jobs, and Security. Old Snowmass, Colorado: Rocky Mountain Institute.  September < http://www.oilendgame.com>.


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