AMEE: The World's Energy Meter  

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O'Reilly's ETech Conference in March has some interesting sessions on the agenda. One session which caught my eye is on AMEE - the “Avoiding Mass Extinctions Engine”, which aims to measure the "carbon footprint of everything".

If all the energy data in the world were accessible, what would you build?

The Climate Change agenda has created an imperative to measure the energy profile of everything. As trillions of dollars flow into re-inventing how we consume, we have a unique opportunity to start with open data and open systems. AMEE is an open aggregation platform for energy and CO2 data, algorithms, and transactions. We aim to dramatically accelerate change, because we need to.

AMEE is a neutral aggregator of reliable carbon data, for use by commercial and noncommercial groups. Active users include the UK Government, Google, Morgan Stanley, and The Royal Society for the Arts. Developer API keys are available, and we’ll be showing some of the applications.

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So, what did you think?

I think its a great idea - I like the way your list of partners is expanding too.

http://www.amee.cc/?p=132

Ideally what we'll have one day is online access to data on all sorts of emissions, globally - and to data on availability (and use of) renewable energy everywhere.

I saw a company making a start at the second half recently who are gathering data on wind and solar energy strength - so far only in the US but they want to expand to make available data globally. The problem is they are selling the detailed data at a non-trivial price - ideally this would all be open source.

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