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Posted on January 19, 2012

VIDEO: Green Button Could Lead to Innovative, Energy-Saving Apps

SANTA CLARA—Saving energy and money is now as easy for PG&E customers as pushing a button—a green button.

That’s the premise behind a new technology announced this week during a Silicon Valley visit by White House Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra.

The green button was the result of Chopra’s challenge last fall to PG&E and other California utilities. The button allows customers who have an electric SmartMeter to download their personal energy usage that can be used by third-party web developers to create computer and phone apps.

Chopra thanked PG&E Chief Information Officer Karen Austin for leading the collaboration with San Diego Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison.

See this video, featuring a Currents interview with Chopra, to learn more about the green button.

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