23 Aug '12, 3pm

99.5% Of Iceland's Non-Transportation Energy Comes From Renewable Sources

99.5% Of Iceland's Non-Transportation Energy Comes From Renewable Sources

Hellisheiði geothermal plant/ Wikipedia/CC BY 2.0 Iceland looks small on a map, but it is actually about the size of the State of Kentucky, with a population of less than a tenth that of the state, with only 330,000 people. It's also awash in energy, with all of its electricity coming from hydro-electric or geothermal sources. Hot water and steam bubble out of the ground all over the country. Lloyd Alter/CC BY 2.0 Hot water for heating is delivered to Reykjavik in giant pipes like this. The potential for more development is huge, and the cost of the electricity is so low that it makes sense to bring bauxite by ship from Australia for processing and then shipping aluminum back. They are talking about laying the worlds longest underwater power line , 930 miles, to the UK to export power. Not everyone in Iceland is crazy about all this geothermal expansion; some note that it ...

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