Department of Energy embarks on new initiative to promote alternative energy

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Apps for Energy competitions seeks to raise awareness of alternative energy and efficiency The U.S. Department of Energy is looking to combine the worlds of alternative energy and mobile commerce technology with a new initiative. The agency has grown increasingly supportive of alternative energy and has taken note of the prevalence of mobile devices in U.S. society. In an effort to spread awareness of alternative energy, the agency has issued a call to developers of mobile applications, inviting them to participate in the first Apps for Energy competition, which is…

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Obama administration launches Green Button Initiative to make America more aware of its energy consumption

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Last week, the Obama administration launched a new program it is calling the Green Button Initiative. Simply put, the Initiative is a website featuring a large green button. Clicking on the button allows U.S. residents to submit their energy consumption data, which will be converted into an easy to understand format. This data is meant to help people understand how they use energy and suggest ways to help them be more efficient about their consumption. The Green Button Initiative aims to provide consumers with access to their energy data on…

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