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August 4, 2014
The Energy Department has launched the second round of a coding competition to help industry develop new models and tools that improve the design, development, and optimization of marine and hydrokinetic devices.
Calling All Coders: Help Advance America's Wave Power Industry

Second round of coding competition kicks off that will help industry develop models and tools that improve the design, development, and optimization of marine and hydrokinetic devices.

August 4, 2014
U.S. Department of Energy Increases Access to Results of DOE-funded Scientific Research

The U.S. Department of Energy has launched PAGES, an online resource to increase access to scholarly publications and digital data resulting from Department-funded research.

June 9, 2014
Researchers at the National Renewables Energy Laboratory get creative with data with a virtual wind tunnel. | Photo courtesy of the Energy Department.
Think Outside the Box During Our Open Data by Design Contest

Today, we are pleased to announce the launch of the third contest in our year-long American Energy Data Challenge initiative.

June 2, 2014
Open Government Plan 3.0

Learn more about how the Department of Energy has achieved some significant milestones to advance the Open Government goals of transparency, participation and collaboration.

May 28, 2014
Slideshow from the White House Energy Datapalooza

Go behind the scenes of the Energy Datapalooza to see how entrepreneurs and government are working together to empower consumers and save energy.

May 28, 2014
Applications powered by open energy data were on display at a previous Energy Datapalooza in June 2012. | Photo by Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department.
Harnessing the Power of Data, Technology and Innovation for a Clean Energy Economy

Advances in technology are making it easier for American consumers and businesses to better understand how they are using and saving energy.

April 29, 2014
Second Round of American Energy Data Challenge Winners Announced

Assistant Secretary Patricia Hoffman announces winners of the Apps for Energy II contest.

April 4, 2014
We're Data Jammin': Building Interactive Educational Materials to Teach Energy

In a digital world of mobile apps, internet games, and social media, teachers can find it difficult to keep students focused - especially on the importance of energy in their daily lives. To help address this issue, the Energy Department hosted a data jam last week that brought together developers, educators, and energy experts to find ways to improve the energy literacy of students throughout the country. Read this recap and view photos of the event.

March 27, 2014
Designers hard at work turning energy data into useful apps at a hackathon in Washington earlier this year.
Jamming Out to Energy Data: Building Apps That Improve Energy Literacy

The Energy Department is hosting a data jam in Washington today that brings together dozens of energy experts, app designers, and educators to help bridge the energy literacy gap.

February 12, 2014
Designers hard at work turning energy data into useful apps in Washington D.C. January 25
American Energy Data Challenge Hackathons – “Apps For Energy”: Turning Energy Data into Working Apps in 24 Hours

The Department of Energy's "Apps for Energy" Hackathons give dozens of app designers 24 hours to come up with working prototypes of apps that solve challenges using energy data.