Monday, July 20, 2009

Iceland is green

Iceland’s mountains, glaciers, volcanoes and hot springs allow the country to harness 100% of its electricity and heat from renewable sources. Iceland's fishing fleets, as well as public and private transport, are the only remaining sectors to use fossil fuels. Over the next 20-30 years, Iceland plans to use geothermal electricity to split hydrogen from water and use hydrogen fuel cells to power its vehicles and fishing trawlers. The Guardian has put together a slideshow that demonstrates Iceland's renewable energy efforts.

Recently, Iceland has attempted to make their energy sector even greener in an experiment that will see CO2 exhaust gas from one of Iceland's geothermal power stations pumped below ground into the bedrock.

Source: Reuters

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