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Open Energy Information Site Compiles Energy Data

January 31, 2011

Although much of the world's energy-related information and data are available as resources on the Internet, they are dispersed among individuals and organizations, available in widely disparate formats, and highly variable in quality and usefulness. The Open Energy Information (OpenEI) tool, developed by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) as part of the Open Government Initiative, is a linked open-data platform that compiles this information. NREL also published a fact sheet (PDF 627 KB) Download Adobe Reader that highlights capabilities of the OpenEI tool.

—Julie Jones