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By Jonathan G. Koomey, Ph.D.

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Turning Numbers into knowledge

Jonathan G. Koomey is a Research Fellow at the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance at Stanford University, worked for more than two decades at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and has been a visiting professor at Stanford University (2003-4 and Fall 2008), Yale University (Fall 2009), and UC Berkeley’s Energy and Resources Group (Fall 2011). He was a lecturer in management at Stanford's Graduate School of Business in Spring 2013. His academic work, summarized in nine books and more than 150 articles and reports, spans engineering, economics, public policy, and environmental science.

Dr. Koomey won an award for excellence in transportation research from the National Research Council in 1992, was an Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellow in 2004, was an AT&T Industrial Ecology Fellow in 2005, and was a Google Science Communications Fellow in 2011. He has appeared on Nova/Frontline, BBC radio, CNBC, All Things Considered, Marketplace, On the Media, and Tech Nation, and has been quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Barron's, Washington Post, Financial Times, Science, Technology Review, Dow Jones News Wires, and the Christian Science Monitor, among others. He holds a fourth degree black belt in the Japanese martial art of Aikido. He also enjoys hiking, cooking, and playing classical contrabass in his spare time. For more details go to To arrange an interview, email him