Stephen Wiel is currently serving as Chairman of the Board of the Collaborative Labeling and Appliance Standards Program (CLASP) and as the Nevada Representative of the Southwest Energy Efficiency project (SWEEP). Before retiring in 2005, he was Head of the Energy Analysis Department at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), where he also served as senior advisor to the US Department of Energy on integrated resource planning and demand-side management in the utility sector, led the greenhouse gas mitigation component of the U.S. Country Studies Program, and created the initiative on international energy efficiency standards and labels that evolved into CLASP. Before joining LBNL, he regulated utility companies, serving for 8 years as a Nevada Public Service Commissioner. Before that, he ran his own consulting firm in energy management and solar design and was an Assistant Professor at UNR.
During the time he was a Nevada Public Service Commissioner, he was also prominent in the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), where he served as the Chairman of NARUC's Conservation Committee, contributing significantly to the development of electric and gas utility companies' long-range planning, their investment in conservation, incentives for conservation profitability, and environmental accounting.
He currently serves on several Boards of Directors and is senior advisor to a rainforest and cultural preservation project in Panama. Steve has Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University, and a Doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. He has published 151 books, articles, reports and papers on the subject of energy efficiency and the environment. He has served as a member of teams advising officials on energy efficiency matters in Pakistan, the Philippines, Indonesia, Japan, China, Australia, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Romania, the Russian Federation and Mexico, and has otherwise traveled extensively in his work.