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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 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.”

January 3, 2013
A geothermally-heated greenhouse just west of Newcastle, Utah. The National Geothermal Data System -- a new, interactive open source data tool -- is helping researchers and industry identify more geothermal resources across America. | Photo by Robert Blackett, NREL.
Pinpointing America’s Geothermal Resources with Open Source Data

How can we leverage our vast geothermal resources? Knowing where to look is half the battle.

December 3, 2012
EM’s Paducah site launched a new geographic mapping tool that provides environmental sampling data for use by the public on the Internet.
EM's Paducah Site Brings Environmental Data to Public on Web

PADUCAH, Ky. – Environmental sampling data at EM’s Paducah site is now accessible to the public through an enhanced geographic mapping tool on the Internet.

October 25, 2012
The developers of HOMEee at SXSW. This android application helps homeowners track regular maintenance and opportunities for energy efficiency in a fun way, treating your home like a digital pet that gets happier as you make smarter energy choices. | Photo by Ian Kalin.
Open Data Winners from the SXSW Eco Hackathon

Dozens of coders and designers joined Energy Department and private sector experts at SXSW Eco for an exciting 24 hour hackathon using open energy data. The winning teams developed applications that help homeowners make smart decisions about energy usage and help drivers optimize their routes.

October 12, 2012
Developers at Tech Crunch Disrupt SF 2012.
No, Not That Kind of Hacking. Supporting Energy Data Innovation at Hackathons

Sometimes, the best ideas come from putting a bunch of smart people in a room and just letting them get to work. That's the idea behind a hackathon! Learn about how the Energy Department supports these events by providing access to data, software tools and energy experts.

October 1, 2012
Energy Datapalooza announcements included the official unveiling of three new government application programming interfaces (APIs) that provide rapid access to raw and frequently updated data.
Celebrating Innovation and Open Data at the Energy Datapalooza

New products, mobile phone applications, and services are lowering energy costs, improving energy efficiency, and protecting the environment.