John Kaufmann worked on energy and climate issues for 35 years with the Scientists’ Institute for Public Information, Oregon Department of Energy, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. He is retired and lives in Salem, Oregon.
John Kaufmann worked with the Oregon Department of Energy for 29 years as a solar energy specialist, building codes specialist, manager of renewable energy and energy efficiency programs, and as a senior policy analyst, helping to make Oregon a national leader. He then worked for two years as Senior Policy Analyst at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Washington. John received the Professional Achievement Award from the American Planning Association-Oregon for getting 26 jurisdictions in the Portland Metro Area to jointly adopt a set of solar orientation and solar rights ordinances, and received the 2009 Energy Manager of the Year Award from the Oregon Association of Professional Energy Managers for Lifetime Achievement. John is a Fellow with the Post Carbon Institute for his work with Portland’s Peak Oil Task Force. He has spoken about peak oil and climate change to numerous audiences around Oregon and the U.S. He is semi-retired as he consults, speaks, and writes on energy issues.
Integrating Renewable Energy Requirements into Building Energy Codes. PNNL-20442. July, 2011.
“Local Government in a Time of Peak Oil and Climate Change.” In Post Carbon Reader: Managing the 21st Century Sustainability Crises, edited by Richard Heinberg and Daniel Lerch, Post Carbon Institute, 2010.
Principal author, Descending the Oil Peak: Portland Peak Oil Task Force Report. 2006. http://www.portlandonline.com/osd/index.cfm?c=42894