Homes Use Only Five Percent of Iceland’s Electricity

24 Feb Large users purchase 78 percent of all electricity produced in Iceland.

Landsnet Calls for Strengthening of Energy Transmission System

27 Jan If electricity use increases, as public forecasts suggest, chances are the delivery of energy that contracts allow to be limited, might have to be reduced as early as next year, even if annual precipitation is average.

N1 Stops Importing Diesel B7 from Norway

16 Dec N1, a company that owns numerous gas stations in Iceland, has stopped importing diesel B7 — a fuel with added biocomponents of up to seven percent — from Norway.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Minister for Foreign Affairs Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson.

Blinken Meets With Icelandic Authorities

19 May 2021 Icelandic Minister for Foreign Affairs Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson met with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken at Harpa Concert Hall, Reykjavík, yesterday.

Energy Use Per Capita the Highest in Iceland

11 Dec 2020 Iceland has the highest per capita household energy consumption in Europe.

The location of electric vehicle charging stations in Iceland.

Electric Car Revolution in Iceland

17 Nov 2020 For the first time ever, traditional cars fueled by gasoline or diesel make up less than half of newly registered vehicles in Iceland.

A computer-generated image of the proposed Sizewell C.

No Major Impact on Iceland’s Environment

25 Aug 2020 Icelandic authorities believe that the proposed construction of a nuclear power station in Sizewell, Suffolk County, on the east coast of England, will not have a major impact on the environment in Iceland.

From Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, this morning.

Third Energy Package Approved

2 Sep 2019 The European Union’s energy market legislation, known as the third energy package, was overwhelmingly approved by Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, shortly before noon.

Minister of Transport and Local Government Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson, Minister of Tourism, Industry and Innovation Þórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörð Gylfadóttir, and Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson, at today's press conference.

Clearing the Way for Electric Cars

4 Jun 2019 The Icelandic government has announced measures to facilitate the switch to electric cars in the country.

Transport Minister and leader of the Progressive Party Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson.

Growing opposition to the EU's third energy package

28 Nov 2018 The central committee of the centrist Progressive Party recently issued a policy statement following its autumn meeting saying that Iceland should seek a derogation from adopting the European Union’s third energy package through the country’s membership of the European Economic Area (EEA) and that the EU’s energy legislation does not suit Icelandic circumstances.

Hydrogen will be produced by the Hellisheiði Geothermal Power Plant.

Hydrogen to Be Produced in Iceland

31 Jul 2018 The Icelandic power company ON Power (Orka náttúrunnar) will begin the production of hydrogen at the end of August, as part of a European project.

Iceland’s volcanoes and hot springs to power UK homes?

29 Nov 2016 A proposed submarine power cable taking Icelandic green energy to the UK is now one step closer to becoming a reality, after a French asset company agreed to stump up with a major cash contribution.

Iceland best place in word to locate a data centre

4 Aug 2016 Iceland has shot to the top of the table in a new ranking of the world’s most attractive countries for setting up and locating data centres.

Alleged foreign worker exploitation on North Iceland development

19 Jul 2016 Union representatives have approached police regarding serious alleged breaches of employment law against workers working on a new silicon-plant development in North Iceland.

Construction at the Þeistareykjavirkjun power plant.

EIB finances geothermal power plant in Iceland

9 Jun 2016 The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a EUR 125 million loan agreement with Landsvirkjun, the National Power Company of Iceland, to finance a new geothermal power station and its geothermal wells at Theistareykir, near Húsavik in north-eastern Iceland.

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