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May 1, 2015
Jon Weers (left), Debbie Brodt-Giles (center), and Kristen Honey were among the 16 recipients of Energy Innovation Awards at the networking breakfast before the first-ever Energy Open Data Roundtable on April 29 in Washington, D.C. | <em>Photo by Mike Mueller for the Energy Department</em>
First-Ever Energy Open Data Roundtable Catalyzes Value of Big Data Revolution for Energy Sector

To further unlock the value of its data for public good, the U.S. Department of Energy co-sponsored its first-ever Energy Open Data Roundtable with...

March 3, 2015
The updated Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency helps homeowners and businesses find incentive programs that can reduce or defray installation or purchase costs of technologies like photovoltaic systems. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Find Energy Incentives Quicker and Easier with DSIRE Open Data and Website

Updated Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency includes expanded data accessibility, a new Application Program Interface,...

February 25, 2015
More than 100 energy leaders and innovators recently gathered for a Green Button event in San Diego to share best practices and identify new applications, tools, and services that aim to help homeowners and businesses save energy and money.  | National Institute of Standards and Technology and Energy Department photo
Energy Innovation: Green Button Initiative Empowering Americans to Save Energy and Money

Saving energy benefits both the environment and your wallet. However, before determining which energy-saving strategies and solutions to implement,...

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.  During this new...

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.

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...

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...

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...

January 16, 2014
Applications powered by open energy data were on display at the Energy Datapalooza in June 2012. | Photo by Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department.
Energy Department Launches Second Contest of the American Energy Data Challenge

Today the Energy Department is launching Round Two of the American Energy Data Challenge, asking the public to develop apps using open energy data.

December 19, 2013
First Round of American Energy Data Challenge Winners Announced

We are excited to announce the first round of cash prize winners in the American Energy Data Challenge.

December 3, 2013
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Pursuing Open Data at the Department of Energy

Providing open access to energy data can accelerate scientific discovery and empower entrepreneurs to build new products and services. Learn about...

December 2, 2013
Soft costs now account for more than 60% of the total price of installing residential solar energy systems. <a href="http://www.energy.gov/eere/articles/infographic-lets-get-work-solar-soft-costs">View the full infographic to learn more</a>.
Help Solve Solar’s Big Challenge

The Energy Department’s SunShot Initiative is working to lower soft costs – such as permitting, customer acquisition, and operations – in order to...

November 6, 2013
Join the American Energy Data Challenge

Today the Energy Department launches a four-part challenge to spur the development of new apps, tools and services that make high-value open energy...

July 15, 2013
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Who Uses Open Data?

How open data is being used by innovative energy companies.

July 9, 2013
Putting Data to Work at New York Energy Week

Missed the New York Energy Data Jam? Watch the video to learn about some of the new ideas and find out how you can still get involved.

June 19, 2013
Applications powered by open energy data were on display at the Energy Datapalooza in June 2012. | Photo by Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department.
Submit Your Ideas for the NY Energy Data Jam

The Energy Data Jam travels to New York City next week, and we want to hear your ideas for the next breakthrough technology built on open energy...

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....

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

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

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

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

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...

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...