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The Green Button Initiative One Year Later: Got Energy Data?

January 7, 2013 by Christina Nunez

Chances are, if you’re in one of about 36 million U.S. households with a smart meter installed, you don’t necessarily know what information is being collected or how to use it. In an effort to make home energy usage data more transparent for customers, utilities and other key electric industry players launched the Green Button Initiative...[read more]

What’s the point of the Green Button?

August 29, 2012 by Tom Arnold

Last year, the White House challenged the electricity industry to provide customers with electronic access to their energy data. The industry responded, and today the “Green Button” initiative is supported at varying levels by 29 utilities providing service to 27 million households. Not a bad start for a program barely six months old.At...[read more]

Will the Green Button Report Real Time Power Usage?

August 9, 2012 by

Real Time Football DataWhen I think about real time power usage data, I am thinking about data that is being made available that very second. Data that is being reported in real time is like watching a football game live. You know that the running back just added 10 yards on to his total because you just saw the run on the T.V. That’s...[read more]

The Green Button: White House Makes The Right Call On Energy Data

March 29, 2012 by Joseph Romm

Last week, the White House unveiled a new program called the Green Button Initiative. So what the heck is the Green Button?[read more]

The Green Button is approaching critical mass

March 26, 2012 by Jim Pierobon

Nine investor-owned utilities from across the country have jumped on board with the White House Green Button initiative, enabling an updated total of about 27 million households to access their electricity usage data.[read more]

One Small Button for Man, One Giant Leap for Data Access

March 23, 2012 by Jason Hartke

Today the White House launched the Green Button Initiative, which connects more than 15 million Americans with their utility providers for streamlined access to their energy data. Nine utilities and electricity suppliers initially signed up for this landmark program designed to enable consumers to put their energy consumption into their...[read more]

‘Green Button’: How Long Before Adoptions Match the Hype?

March 16, 2012 by Jim Pierobon

The White House wants it. Some California utilities get it. But will more than a few U.S. utilities sign on to help ratepayers better understand how they use electricity with one-click access to their data? One year after the Obama Administration began talking about the idea, and in the roughly six months since it formally issued a...[read more]