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Re: Can we say...

From: Phil Archer <phila@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2012 08:44:34 +0100
Message-ID: <500E5262.6040308@w3.org>
To: Florian Bauer <florian.bauer@reeep.org>
CC: WWW Archive <www-archive@w3.org>
Thanks very much, Florian.

The relevant section is now online http://www.w3.org/2012/06/pmod/report 
with thanks to REEEP for permission etc.

Cheers

Phil.

On 24/07/2012 08:29, Florian Bauer wrote:
> Yes, please go ahead
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Phil Archer [mailto:phila@w3.org]
> Sent: Dienstag, 24. Juli 2012 09:18
> To: Florian Bauer
> Subject: Re: Can we say...
>
> Thanks very much for this Florian - that's very helpful.
>
> May I include this in the report? I needed to write to Julian Tait to seek
> clarification on some of what he said (or rather, some of what was
> recorded in the minutes). I ended up re-wording the relevant section a
> little and quoting his e-mail more or less verbatim. can I do the same
> with this please?
>
> Phil.
>
> On 24/07/2012 07:25, Florian Bauer wrote:
>> Hi Phil
>>
>>
>>
>> This is of course a valid and good question - unfortunately really
>> hard to answer as we cannot track what people are doing with the
>> information they get on reegle. What we know is, that users spend much
>> more time on the country profile pages than on other pages on reegle,
>> which indicates that they carefully read what we present them. We also
>> recently did a survey during a Project Managers Meeting (this is our
>> annual meeting where all the project implementers of REEEP's funded
>> projects come together) and asked them about Open Data and its
>> importance for Policy Making. The summary, which is based on
>> interviews with 33 project implementers from 13 developing countries,
> is:
>>
>>
>>
>> Data for policy support and successful project implementation
>>
>> Robust-decision making regarding targeted policies in clean energy
>> development depends on a variety of information and data. Such data
>> has to be analyzed and baselines have to be established for
> benchmarking.
>>
>> Open (Government) Data can support policy-making and implementation in
>> many areas of sustainable development - some examples are:
>>
>> .                    An example is the biomass briquetting market where
>> factors such as data of different biomass resources, their geographic
>> distribution, quality and energy use data determine the right polices.
>> Yet there are still significant difficulties in accessing the needed
>> data which comes from different sources.
>>
>> .                    In the area of electricity transmission and
>> distribution there is a great need for detailed and reliable technical
>> data, yet much of it is being kept secret by utilities and authorities.
>>
>> .                    Another field is the establishment of baselines to
>> identify most efficient systems, and again the relevant data is often
>> not available and accessible.
>>
>> .                    Renewable energy potentials, like solar
> irradiation,
>> are another crucial consideration for policy-makers and project
>> implementers.
>>
>>
>>
>> This will be part of a publication that is planned to be released in
>> autumn.
>>
>>
>>
>> Hope that helps a bit,
>>
>> Florian
>>
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Phil Archer [mailto:phila@w3.org]
>> Sent: Montag, 23. Juli 2012 13:12
>> To: Florian Bauer
>> Subject: Can we say...
>>
>>
>>
>> Hi Florian,
>>
>>
>>
>> I'm working through some comments from my boss on the PMOD report. In
>> it, I currently say:
>>
>>
>>
>> "One example of how Linked Open Data is being used to very good effect
>> to inform discussions held by policy makers and others is the clean
>> energy information portal, Reegle. Data is taken from many different
>> sources, triplified where necessary, and then combined and presented
>> to more then
>> 220,000 users per month through a well established information gateway.
>> Reegle provides high quality information on renewable energy
>> efficiency and climate compatible development around the world as
>> easily navigable graphs and tables with a lot of additional information
> on hand too.
>> Importantly this is an example of a tool that interprets raw data to
>> provide useful information and context for end users."
>>
>>
>>
>> He (Thomas) asks:
>>
>> Is there anything we can say about the impact on policy-making that
>> arises out of more than 220,000 users per month accessing this service?
>>
>>     The number sounds impressive, but I can't tell whether everybody
>> just says "nice graph" and clicks on.
>>
>>
>>
>> Can you help us with this one?
>>
>>
>>
>> Cheers
>>
>>
>>
>> Phil.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>

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