Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

journal articles

Slattery, M., B. Johnson, J. Swofford, and M. Pasqualetti. 2012. The predominance of economic development in the support for large-scale wind farms in the U.S. great plains. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 16 (6): 3690-3701. Download

Swofford, J., and M. Slattery. 2010. Public attitudes of wind energy in Texas: Local communities in close proximity to wind farms and their effect on decision-making. Energy Policy 38 (5): 2508-2519. Download

conference papers

Dzebo, A., M. Grubb, S. Klinsky, R. Mittal, A. Sagar, D. Shabalala, J. Swofford. 2015. New Research for Effective Action at Paris and Beyond. Global Climate Policy Conference. New Delhi, India. Download

Spak, B., Levine S., and J. Swofford. 2014. Lessons from the Stimulus: The Past and Potential Future Impacts of Federal Policy on Utility Rate Structures. In Proceedings of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Pacific Grove, California, United States. Download

Porter, S.F., C. Calwell, J. Swofford, P. Walters, D. Denkenberger, and E. Lighthiser. 2012. Capturing Plug Load Energy Savings with a Wide Net: Horizontal Policy Lessons Learned and Future Opportunities. In Proceedings of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Pacific Grove, California, United States. Download

Hardy, G., A. Phillips, D. Driscoll, P. Walters, and J. Swofford. 2012. Pay-Television In-Home Equipment: National Energy Consumption, Savings Potential, and Policy Barriers and Opportunities. In Proceedings of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Pacific Grove, California, United States. Download

Books

Slattery, M., E. Householder, S. Eady, L. Newland, J. Swofford, M. Dezendorf, A. Schlipmann, and T. Ruhbenstahl. 2009. Exercises in Environmental Science. Second ed. Debuque, IA: Kendal Hunt.

Other Reports

Swofford, J. 2015. Arizona’s Prohibition on Requirement of Energy Measuring and Reporting. Brief Sheet, Energy Policy Innovation Council (EPIC), Arizona State University. Download

Dalrymple, M., A. Ford, F. Cruz Rios, J. Swofford, and K. Parrish. 2015. An Evaluation of U.S. Department of Energy’s Commercial Building Energy Asset Scoring Tool. Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives, Arizona State University. Prepared for City of Scottsdale, Office of Environmental Initiatives.

Hardy, G., J. Swofford, S. Porter, A. Pawashe, K. Dayem, and D. Driscoll. 2013. Analysis of Standards Proposal for Set-Top Boxes – Codes and Standards Enhancement (CASE) Initiative For PY2013: Title 20 Standards Development. Prepared by Ecova for California Investor-Owned Utilities: Pacific Gas and Electric Company, San Diego Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison and Southern California Gas Company. Download

Hardy, G., D. Denkenberger, J. Swofford, S. Porter, A. Pawashe, K. Dayem, and D. Driscoll. 2013. Analysis of Standards Proposal for Small Network Equipment – Codes and Standards Enhancement (CASE) Initiative For PY2013: Title 20 Standards Development. Prepared by Ecova for California Investor-Owned Utilities: Pacific Gas and Electric Company, San Diego Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison and Southern California Gas Company. Download

Hardy, G., J.Swofford, P. Walters, D. Driscoll and K. Dayem, 2013. Small Network Equipment Energy Consumption in U.S. Homes: Using Less Energy to Connect Electronic Devices. Project Manager: N. Horowitz. Prepared by Ecova for the Natural Resources Defense Council. Download

May-Ostendorp, P., J. Swofford, C. Donnelly, & P. Walters. 2012. Mapping Secondary Product Functions to Products and Operational Modes. Prepared by Ecova for the International Energy Agency 4E Standby Power Annex. Download

Delforge, P., C. Wold. 2012. The Impact of Graphics Cards on Desktop Computer Energy Consumption. Collaborative Labeling and Appliance Standards Program (CLASP) and Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Methodology, data collection and analysis conducted by Ecova: E. Wanless, B. Trimboli, J. Swofford and C. Billingsley. Download

Driscoll, D., G. Hardy, J. Swofford, R. Rasmussen, A. Phillips, and E. Godson. 2012. Pay-TV Set-Top Boxes: Information for Policymakers, Utilities and Energy Efficiency Advocates. Prepared by Ecova for New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program.

Swofford, J., K. Dayem, C. Donnelly, C. Calwell, and S.F. Porter. 2012. Appliance Standards Program Support: Energy Savings and Opportunity Recommendations. Prepared by Ecova for Salt River Project.

Houghton, D., E. Lighthiser, J. Swofford, J. Ketter, D. Denkenberger, C. Mercier, and G. Hardy. 2011. Strategic basis for achieving zero net energy facilities that are cost-effective and interoperable with smart distribution system operations. Prepared for San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) by Ecova.

Westwater, W., J. Swofford. 2011. Energy Use of Select Desktop and Laptop Graphics Cards. Prepared by Ecos for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).

Hardy, G., J. Swofford, and T. Dillavou. 2011. Better Viewing, Real Savings, and Less Pollution: Improving the Efficiency of Television Set-Top Boxes. edited by N. Horowitz: Prepared by Ecos for the Natural Resources Defense Council. Download

Krick, M., J. Swofford, G. Hardy, and C. Calwell. 2011. Cutting Edge Feasibility. Prepared by Ecos for the Australian Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, as part of the Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate. Download

Calwell, C., J. Swofford, M. Krick, E. Wanless, and D. Denkenberger. 2011. Power Scaling in Proportion to Data Processing. Prepared by Ecos for the Australian Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, as part of the Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate. Download

Swofford, J., G. Hardy, and M. Krick. 2011. Market, Technical and Policy Assessment: Set-Top Boxes. Prepared by Ecos. Prepared for Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Krick, M., G. Hardy, and J. Swofford. 2011. Market, Technical and Policy Assessment: Small Networking Equipment. Prepared by Ecos. Prepared for Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Swofford, J. 2010. Battery Charger System Energy Use: A fundamental walkthrough. Ecos. Download

Swofford, J., Porter S., and P. Bendt. 2010. Pacific Gas & Electric Proposed Battery Charger System Energy Star Specification. Submitted to EPA ENERGY STAR Program by Pacific Gas & Electric. Prepared by PG&E’s technical consultant, Ecos.

Porter, S.F., P. Bendt, J. Swofford, and J.C. Hebert. 2010. Analysis of Standards Options for Battery Charger Systems – Codes and Standards Enhancement (CASE) Initiative For PY2009: Title 20 Standards Development. Prepared by Ecos for Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Download

Slattery, M., B. Richards, E. Schwaller, J. Swofford, L. Thompson, and L. Llado. 2009. The Socio-economic Impact of Wind Farms in Nolan and Taylor Counties, Texas. Prepared for NextEra Energy Resources. The TCU-Oxford-NextEra Energy Resources Wind Research Initiative, The Institute for Environmental Studies, Texas Christian University. Download

Slattery, M., B. Richards, E. Schwaller, J. Swofford, and L. Thompson. 2009. Job and Economic Development Impact Model (JEDI) Validation: Capricorn Ridge and Horse Hollow, Texas. Prepared for NextEra Energy Resources. The TCU-Oxford-NextEra Energy Resources Wind Research Initiative, The Institute for Environmental Studies, Texas Christian University. Download

Swofford, J. 2009. Social Perceptions of Wind Energy in Texas: Proximity and NIMBY Explored. Master’s thesis, Texas Christian University. Download

Slattery, M., B. Richards, S. Eady, E. Schwaller, J. Swofford, L. Thompson, and S. Warner. 2008. The Socioeconomic Impact of Wind Farms in Sterling and Coke Counties. Prepared for NextEra Energy Resources. The TCU-Oxford-NextEra Energy Resources Wind Research Initiative, The Institute for Environmental Studies, Texas Christian University. Download

News and Media 

Swofford, J. 2015. Discussing Building Block 4, energy efficiency, with Mick Dalrymple. Arizona State University, Energy Policy Innovation Council (EPIC) and Lightworks. February 25. 
Swofford, J. 2015. Potential Energy Efficiency Measures for Inclusion in Arizona’s State Plan for EPA’s Proposed Carbon Standards. Arizona State University, Energy Policy Innovation Council (EPIC) and Lightworks, February 16.
Swofford, J. 2012. More gadgets, more power: what we can do about it. Sustainable Business Oregon. November 21.
Swofford, J. 2012. Tackling plug load energy use. Sustainable Business Oregon. November 1.
Swofford, J. 2012. The vampire of energy efficiency, plug loads matter. Sustainable Business Oregon. October 15.
Swofford, J. 2010. The Basics: Oil Spill Dispersants. EnergyBoom. May 17.
Swofford, J. 2010. AWEA Conducts National Wind Energy Survey. EnergyBoom. April 27.
Swofford, J. 2010. Big Wind in Texas Gets Bigger. EnergyBoom. March 14.
Swofford, J. 2010. Need for Clean Energy Policy Still Strong. EnergyBoom. March 1.
Swofford, J. 2010. Plans Announced for World’s Largest Wind Turbine. EnergyBoom. February 15.
Swofford, J. 2010. Wind Turbines Get Smarter. EnergyBoom. February 10.
Swofford, J. 2009. New Report: Less Hidden Costs For Wind Than Other Energy Sources. EnergyBoom. October 30.
Swofford, J. 2009. UC Berkeley Energy Institute Proposes New Site. EnergyBoom. August 12.
Swofford, J. 2009. AWEA talks future of wind industry in Q2 Report Webcast. EnergyBoom. July 29.
Swofford, J. 2009. RES Alliance Members to Meet with Senate Leaders. EnergyBoom. July 28.
Swofford, J. 2009. The Basics: Concentrating Solar Thermal Power. EnergyBoom. July 25.
Swofford, J. 2009. Samsung to invest $4.3 billion into green tech by 2013. EnergyBoom. July 24.
Swofford, J. 2009. Wind energy storage: vital or just helpful? EnergyBoom. July 17.
Swofford, J. 2009. 20% Wind Report Card: U.S. Awarded Grade of ‘B’. EnergyBoom. July 10.
Swofford, J. 2009. Plans for US Nuclear fuel recycling facility cancelled. EnergyBoom. July 4.
Swofford, J. 2009. BP makes cutbacks to its alternative energy sector. EnergyBoom. July 1.
Swofford, J. 2009. New Study Shows Tremendous Potential for Wind Energy Worldwide. EnergyBoom. June 25.
Swofford, J. 2009. Report: Renewable Energy on the Rise but Challeges Still Remain. EnergyBoom. June 23.
Swofford, J. 2009. Senate Makes Some Progress: Advances Energy Bill. EnergyBoom. June 18.
Swofford, J. 2009. Department of Energy Dishes Out $24 Million For Wind Energy Research. EnergyBoom. June 17.