• The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced the winners of its “Apps for Energy” competition. While there were a number of winners across several categories, the overall winner was an application called “Leafully”. This app seeks to help utility customers visualize their Green Button data as a variety of units, such as the amount of trees needed to offset an individual’s energy usage. Leafully also encourages users to set energy savings goals and to share their progress on Facebook. Launched in April 2012, Apps for Energy challenged software developers to build web and mobile apps that help utility customers understand and visualize their energy usage data in meaningful ways by leveraging the Green Button data initiative. More information regarding the Apps for Energy competition results is available here.