TechNet New England Supports Administration’s Green Button Initiative to Deliver Energy Savings for Americans
TechNet also applauds National Grid and others for participating in this pilot program to help Americans lower energy costs through technology
Boston, MA – TechNet, the bipartisan policy and political network of technology CEOs that promotes the growth of the innovation economy, today announced its support for the Green Button initiative, a new Obama Administration initiative to provide American consumers with innovative tools and information to help them better understand their energy use and lower costs. TechNet applauds National Grid, the second utility in New England to participate in the Green Button program.
Launched in January, the Green Button is an industry-led effort responding to a challenge from the Obama Administration. The goal is to provide any American paying an energy bill – in a consumer and computer friendly format — with easy access to their usage data in a through a basic “Green Button” on the website of their electric utility.
“The Green Button program is a terrific example of an initiative using technology to save Americans money on their monthly energy bills,” said Angela O’Connor, Executive Director, TechNet New England. “Armed with this information, anyone can use their smartphone or laptop in making wiser energy decisions. There are a number of companies now that are developing web and smartphone applications and services for businesses and consumers to use Green Button data. That’s lean innovation at its finest. While Green Button is a great program, it’s just an example of how we can leverage technology across our economy, with the potential to alter the very way we do business.”
To learn more about the Green Button program, click here: www.greenbuttondata.org
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