Sharing information between clean energy knowledge brokers

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Sharing information on clean energy between existing knowledge brokers is crucial to avoid replication and facilitate information dissemination to a broad audience. Our clean energy info portal reegle is, as you probably know, on the forefront of the Linked Open Data movement and we are always very keen to establish new partnerships with other energy portals.

The most recent cooperations are with

More details on how we cooperate are available below – but before going into more detail I would like to thank all involved organisations and people for making this possible! Thanks!

reegle and the Clean Energy Solutions Center (CESC) have cross-linked many of their resources. reegle is included in CESC’s featured resources, and appears as a link on the front page of the website, currently as the second point in the “carousel” display. In turn, reegle now offers the “Ask an Expert” feature, which allows policy-makers to pose questions directly to expects in a wide variety of clean energy fields – and to get a personal answer.


The Clean Energy Solutions Center is a first-stop clearinghouse of clean energy resources for governments in making the low-carbon transition.  The website, which is the product of a partnership between the Clean Energy Ministerial and UN-Energy, is operated by NREL, the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory. It offers access to policy best practices, data, and analysis tools, as well as free policy assistance – online training and expert assistance – to help countries tailor solutions to their needs.

As two of the leading information portals for clean energy information, it really is a good move for reegle and the Clean Energy Solutions Center to link up – we (reegle) bring a wide clean energy interested audience while they (CESC) focus more on governments and other policy actors, so we complement each other’s efforts nicely.

Data provided by reegle has recently also been integrated into the Solar Med Atlas of the Clean Energy Ministerial, which maps out solar and wind data for specific Mediterranean countries. The example for Algeria can be found here.  Similarly, the German international cooperation agency GIZ is financing a project called ci:grasp uses reegle data for its country energy profiles, for example this one on Brazil.

Beyond the CESC, CEM and GiZ, reegle is also collaborating closely with The Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), which also supports decision-makers in designing and delivering climate compatible development. As part of a CDKN-funded project, reegle is currently developing an interface (API) for the website that will allow online documents to be categorised and indexed automatically, making use of semantic text extraction and reegle’s clean energy thesaurus.  The first users of this new feature will be ELDIS http://www.eldis.org, an online community for development policy, practice and research, the Open Energy Info Portal http://en.openei.org and WeAdapt http://weadapt.org, an adaptation resource.

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