About Jon

I'm a researcher, author, lecturer, and entrepreneur whose work spans climate solutions, critical thinking skills, and the energy and environmental effects of information technology.

I became a Research Fellow at the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance at Stanford University on September 1st, 2012. I was a Consulting Professor at Stanford from 2004 until August 31st, 2012 and I have recently held visiting professorships at UC Berkeley (Fall 2011), Yale (Fall 2009) and Stanford (2003-4 and Fall 2008), and was a lecturer in management at Stanford's Graduate School of Business in Spring 2013. I worked as a researcher and scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) for more than two decades, I serve on the Editorial Board of the journal Contemporary Economic Policy, and am a Research Affiliate of the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley. I'm also on the advisory boards for CleanWeb Worldwide and for the startup companies Lit Motors, Zero Jeans, Root Energy (in stealth mode) and nūc (also in stealth mode). This Fall (2014) I'm teaching an online class titled Data Center Essentials for Executives

I regularly speak at conferences, universities, and corporate events. To track me down, send me an email or call me at 510.547.7860



I research, consult, and lecture about climate solutions, critical thinking skills, and the environmental effects of information technology.

Partial Client List

  • AMD
  • Dupont
  • eBay
  • Global Business Network
  • Hewlett Packard
  • IBM
  • Intel
  • Microsoft
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Rocky Mountain Institute
  • Samsung
  • Sony
  • Sun Microsystems
  • The Uptime Institute