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Iceland Looks to Export Power Bubbling From Below


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JL
- 606 days ago - nytimes.com
The eruptions continued for nine years, prompting the construction of a stone and soil barrier to make sure that molten rock did not incinerate Iceland's first geothermal power station



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Lynn Squance (232)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 10:52 pm
Interesting article JL. As I read through one part, I was aware of my blood pressure going up. There was a sense of "Iceland going Wall St" with anything for a buck! But really what it seems is that Iceland is trying to decide which way to go. I was also aware that Iceland is somewhat isolationist and this creates issues.

Iceland seems to be going carefully. Will compaies in the US or Canada be so carefully? . . . that is assuming companies can get their heads around cleaner energy.
 

JL A. (275)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 11:06 pm
Excellent observations and presentation of factors perhaps unique to Iceland Lynn!
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Robert O. (12)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 11:23 pm
Very interesting. I agree with you Lynn about Iceland being isolationist. Its geographical location contributes to that, but there is also a very different mindset there though they are considered part of Scandinavia which is very well known as being a beacon of modernity and progressiveness in Europe and the world in general. I'd like to see how this all plays out. Thanks J.L. A.
 

JL A. (275)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 11:41 pm
You are welcome Robert. You cannot currently send a star to Robert because you have done so within the last week.
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (385)
Monday February 25, 2013, 1:08 am
Noted. Thanks J.L.
 

Pogle S. (88)
Monday February 25, 2013, 1:38 am
Great find JL, a very interesting read, I'm all for green energy myself and the Icelandic have a balancing act to perform here but I'd feel a lot less guilty about any accident in a natural energy plant than a nuclear one like Fukushima.
 

Shalvah Landy (0)
Monday February 25, 2013, 2:03 am
Very interesting, I hope they come to the right conclusion for the planet, and not their pockets...
 

Jaime A. (33)
Monday February 25, 2013, 2:45 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Jon T. (59)
Monday February 25, 2013, 5:24 am
Interesting article. On the face of it it makes sense to build up the interconnectors around Europe to help balance supply and demand from different technologies, like offshore wind and wave power, PV, geothermal etc. Also this could connect with even bigger possible plans to link up to North Africa where vast solar arrays could be built. However, these all have their own impacts which need to be considered and managed.
 

Helen Porter (40)
Monday February 25, 2013, 6:21 am
noted
 

Tanya W. (53)
Monday February 25, 2013, 6:35 am
Remarkable thanks JL.
 

JL A. (275)
Monday February 25, 2013, 7:24 am
You are welcome Giana, Jaime and Tanya.
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Lois Jordan (56)
Monday February 25, 2013, 3:06 pm
Noted. Interesting. Thanks, J.L.
 

Birgit W. (147)
Monday February 25, 2013, 4:35 pm
Interesting
 

marie c. (168)
Monday February 25, 2013, 4:59 pm
Noted
 

JL A. (275)
Monday February 25, 2013, 5:26 pm
You are welcome Lois
 

JL A. (275)
Monday February 25, 2013, 5:52 pm
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Kerrie G. (135)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 1:31 am
Noted, thanks.
 

JL A. (275)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 3:14 pm
You are welcome Kerrie
 

Klaus Peters (13)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 6:39 am
Maybe Iceland can come good. Instead of using their energy to cook whales to fuel their whaling fleet they could actually make more money selling it to the EU. Hopefully whales will have a better chance in future.
 
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