Energy efficiency represents approximately 50% of the carbon reductions needed to solve the climate crisis. However, energy efficiency has traditionally been difficult to scale due to data challenges related to measurement, valuation and discovery. These challenges can largely be overcome by systematically opening energy datasets to the business and policy world. This presentation will discuss the challenges and opportunities related to #OpenEnergyData, and give a vision for the development of Energy Data Centers that will unlock market and policy innovations across the country.

About the presenters:

Andy Frank is the Founder and President of Sealed, a start-up that guarantees savings from home energy efficiency improvements. He has a B.S. from Harvard College (2005) in Environmental Science and Public Policy.

Matt Gee is the Co-Founder and Chief Scientist at Effortless Energy, a company that is pioneering the use of home energy service agreements to finance residential energy efficiency through realized savings. He is principal architect of the Environmental Defense Fund’s Open Energy Data Portal and a founding organizer of the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Data Science for Social Good Summer Fellowship. He earned his B.A. from Brigham Young University, his MPP from University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy.

Cost: Free

Contacts
Lydia Veliko: lydiav@uchicago.edu

Areas of Focus: Energy Markets
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Energy Markets
Well-functioning markets are essential for providing access to reliable, affordable energy. EPIC research is uncovering the policies, prices and information needed to help energy markets work efficiently.
Energy Efficiency
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Energy Efficiency
Improving energy efficiency is lauded as a promising way reduce emissions and lower energy costs. Yet, a robust body of research demonstrates that not all efficiency investments deliver. EPIC faculty...
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Well-functioning markets are essential for providing access to reliable, affordable energy. EPIC research is uncovering the policies, prices and information needed to help energy markets work efficiently.