Iceland crisis

Iceland’s Renewable Geothermal Power
October 20, 2008, 8:01 pm
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In the current crises, Icelanders are lucky to have Geothermal energy. More than 90% af homes use geothermal energy to heat there home, and while using the Geothermal enerty to heat up homes in the Reykjavik area it has already been used for electricity.

Here is new article from Scientific America:

Whereas district heating in Iceland is straightforward—naturally pressurized “low temperature” geothermal fields containing potable water at temperatures less than 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) are common throughout the country, according to Reykjavik Energy, the regional power authority that includes Iceland’s capital city—it wasn’t until the first oil shock of the early 1970s that Icelanders got serious about exploiting their native energy resources.


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