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May 17, 2013
Green Button Initiative Growing

The Green Button initiative, which is the common-sense idea that electricity customers should be able to securely download their own energy usage information from their utility websites, is continuing to gain traction across the country.

May 9, 2013
Green Button: Enabling Energy Innovation

The Green Button Initiative is enabling energy innovation for millions of homes and businesses across the country -- and making it easier to identify energy conservation opportunities.

March 7, 2013
Todd Park. U.S. Chief Technology Officer, speaks at the 2012 Education Data Jam.
The Energy Data Jam Goes on Tour

The outgrowth of the “Data Jam” from the health sector into other areas like energy and education sparked an inspiring wave of entrepreneurship. These Jams –- formerly known as Joint Application Modeling Sessions -- were a major improvement to the familiar format of public-private collaboration workshops. Looking to 2013, the Energy Department is announcing today the next round of Data Jams.

February 21, 2013
Video: Watch the Open Data Google+ Hangout

View a recording of the Energy Department's Google+ Hangout on the "Impact of Open Data"

February 20, 2013
Join Us Thursday, Feb. 21 for a Google+ Hangout on the Impact of Open Data

Tune in tomorrow to learn about, and hear from the experts on why this new website (and the open data movement) matters for the energy industry.

February 15, 2013's resources include featured energy datasets and links to additional search tools.
Welcome to

The Energy Data Initiative is proud to announce the launch of a new resource hub for open energy data.

February 7, 2013
Open Data Catalogue

This page contains the Department of Energy's Public Data Listing in JSON format.

February 5, 2013
Apps for Vehicles Finalists
Apps for Vehicles Challenge Finalists Announced

Nearly 40 teams submitted ideas in response to a $50,000 Apps for Vehicles Challenge that seeks to improve safety and fuel efficiency through data innovation. Eight finalists have been selected to move on to the second phase of the competition based on the business plans and product prototypes they submitted during the first phase.

January 24, 2013
9 of the 37 entries for the Apps for Vehicles competition.
View the Apps for Vehicles Phase One Submissions

Phase one of the Apps for Vehicles competition has ended. Check out the wide variety of ideas for saving fuel and staying safe behind the wheel.

January 4, 2013
"A Regulator's Privacy Guide to Third-Party Data Access for Energy Efficiency" Now Available

The State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network’s (SEE Action) Customer Information and Behavior Working Group has released “A Regulator’s Privacy Guide to Third-Party Data Access for Energy Efficiency.”  Funded by the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, the guide summarizes the range of approaches taken by states on privacy and security issues related to third-party access to customer data gathered under electric and gas ratepayer-funded energy efficiency programs and