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Open Energy Information Website Makes DOE Resources Available
Energy innovation requires up to date information about government energy policies. DOE is making more energy and energy efficiency information available for innovation and best practices.
The Department of Energy is launching Open Energy Information (www.openEI.org) - a new open-source web platform that will make DOE resources and open energy data widely available to the public.
The free, editable and evolving wiki-platform will be used by government officials, the private sector, project developers, the international community to help deploy clean energy technologies across the country and around the world. The website was launched as part of a broader effort at DOE, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and across the Obama Administration to promote the openness, transparency, and accessibility of the federal government.
“This information platform will allow people across the globe to benefit from the Department of Energy’s clean energy data and technical resources,” said DOE Secretary Chu. “The true potential of this tool will grow with the public’s participation – as they add new data and share their expertise – to ensure that all communities have access to the information they need to broadly deploy the clean energy resources of the future.”
DOE worked closely with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and other National Laboratories to develop and populate the Open Energy Information Platform. The site currently houses more than 60 clean energy resources and data sets, including
- maps of worldwide solar and wind potential
- information on climate zones,
- best practices
Edited by Carolyn Allen