The Open Knowledge Foundation, announcing the OKF Lab:
Energy Data is theme for the first OKF Lab, taking place in Berlin 1-8 October, 2012, and bringing together a small team of coders, designers, data wranglers, technologists and policy experts. The theme is structured broadly to incorporate a wide range of sub-topics e.g. renewable energy resources and energy efficiency, fossil fuels and traditional energy structures, electricity demand and supply, government spending around energy policies as well as emissions from energy use in transport, industry, etc.
This looks very interesting, especially as the OKF folks have a bit of a track record in opening up data. My suggestions would be to get proper EU grid data in as close to real-time as possible, especially demand curves which tend to be thought of as closely guarded but mostly are in plain sight, just in weird formats. Having a make-up of energy sources in close to real-time would further allow to pipe that data through AMEE and get close to real-time emissions data.
It’s very good to see OKF doubling down on energy data after their successful Energy & Climate Hack Day back in March.