White House Open Data Initiative identifies EnerKnol as a top innovator harnessing data to build U.S. clean energy economy.
NEW YORK, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — EnerKnol today announced that the White House and the U.S. Department of Energy have selected the company to present its decision support technology at the 2014 White House Energy Datapalooza onWednesday, May 28 in Washington, DC. The Energy Datapalooza will highlight the nation’s leading private-sector entrepreneurs using open data to solve the industry’s most pressing data challenges.
EnerKnol is the first real-time energy policy data platform which collects and analyzes open government data from thousands of primary sources and intuitively organizes it by sector for decision makers to easily track policy issues and regulatory updates. The White House Open Data Initiative has identified EnerKnol as an innovative solution to the industry-wide problem of fragmented regulatory and government data which ultimately prohibits sustainable industry growth and investment.
“By leveraging freely available government data and tools, entrepreneurs and innovators are helping to build the clean energy economy,” said Todd Park, U.S. Chief Technology Officer and Assistant to the President. “Innovations like those featured today at the Energy Datapalooza can help Americans conserve energy, save money, and advance a safer and cleaner future.”
“We are honored that the Administration recognizes EnerKnol as one of our nation’s most innovative energy data solutions. More efficient access to government data is critical to driving forward investment and innovation in the highly regulated energy industry. We believe that giving investors and decision-makers clear, action-oriented access to regulatory information has the potential to unlock unused sources of capital and ultimately transform the energy industry,” said Angelique Mercurio, Founder & CEO of EnerKnol.
Mercurio and the EnerKnol team will join a select group of the nation’s leading energy data technologies presenting at the nation’s capital on Wednesday to a high level audience from the White House, the Department of Energy and the General Services Administration, including the Honorable Ernest Moniz, U.S. Secretary of Energy; John Holdren, Director of Science & Technology Policy and Assistant to the President for Science & Technology; and Dan Tangherlini, GSA Administrator, among others.
EnerKnol, Inc. (formerly Energy Solutions Forum) is a New York-based energy policy data company. Founded in 2012, EnerKnol is bridging the gap between policy makers and market participants by providing more intelligent and efficient access to government data to ultimately stimulate investment and drive forward energy industry innovation. EnerKnol provides investment decision support through its enterprise research and data subscription products, and through its annual cross-sector energy series, New York Energy Week.