Green Button energy apps target innovation and cost savings

Read the full story at GreenBiz.

The Green Button, as hoped, is unleashing a new wave of innovation for energy management.

As part of a challenge for third-party developers to take advantage of residential and commercial energy usage data, the U.S. Department of Energy doled out cash awards yesterday to the top winners for the most compelling mobile and Internet energy applications.

Announced six weeks ago, Apps for Energy received 56 entrants covering everything from price calculations for plug-in vehicles and innovative solar demand response to reducing your home energy load by simply unplugging idle electronics.

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