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White House “Datapalooza” Draws Energy Apps : Greentech Media via @greentechmedia

White House “Datapalooza” Draws Energy Apps : Greentech Media via @greentechmedia

The White House has thrown a lot of parties at the intersection of big data and energy efficiency over the past year or so, including its Green Button initiative and its Biggest Energy Saver contests . Monday brings another such shindig from the Obama administration, this one its first-ever “Energy Datapalooza.” Hosted by Energy Secretary Steven Chu and U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park and featuring about 150 entrepreneurs, software developers, policymakers and energy experts, the event is meant to showcase ways to use freely available data -- including government data -- to “advance a secure and clean energy future.” To help out, government and private partners will be putting out new datasets, application programming interfaces (APIs), and the like. It’s all part of DOE’s Energy Data Initiative , which is modeled on similar efforts to open publicly available data ...

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