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

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

Growing opposition to the EU's third energy package

28 Nov 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 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.

Iceland has highest share of renewable energy in Europe

31 May 2016 71% of energy used in Iceland in 2014 came from renewable sources – the highest renewable share in Europe.

In Dreamland a nation with abundance of choices gradually becomes caught up in a plan to turn its wilderness and beautiful nature into a massive system of hydro-electric and geothermal power plants with dams and reservoirs.

See much-acclaimed Icelandic documentary Dreamland online

21 May 2016 How much unspoiled nature should we preserve and what do we sacrifice for clean, renewable energy? Dreamland gradually turns into a disturbing picture of corporate power taking over small communities.

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Power-plant operations could cause tremors

15 Oct 2015 Water-pumping operations at the Nesjavellir Power Station may cause temporarily increase seismic activity in the area, warn civil-protection authorities in Iceland.

Wind turbines.

More wind power for South Iceland?

21 Aug 2015 There are currently two wind turbines in operation in the town of Þykkvibær and two more to the north of the Búrfell power station.

Scientist Sveinn Ólafsson.

Icelandic scientist may have found solution to global energy crisis

17 Jul 2015 Scientist Sveinn Ólafsson believes he has, in collaboration with a Swedish chemist, come up with a way to generate energy with low energy nuclear reactions. This important discovery could offer an endless and cheap source of energy for all humankind.

CEO of Reykjavik Geothermal, Guðmundur Þóroddsson, greets Tymoshenko.

Tymoshenko looks into Iceland renewables

18 Jun 2015 Former Prime Minister of Ukraine, Yulia Tymoshenko, visited Iceland on Tuesday to explore the opportunities for her country in the field of renewable energy.

Has the time of the electric car come?

16 Jun 2015 Electric cars make up just 0.2% of Iceland’s total car fleet, despite an abundance of green energy in the country. But some predict they will outsell petrol cars in five years’ time...

The Kárahnjúkar power plant.

Two thirds oppose power cable to UK

11 Jun 2015 Two thirds of Icelanders oppose plans to lay a 1,000 km undersea electricity cable linking the United Kingdom to Iceland.

Iceland's famous Blue Lagoon is one of the companies to have thrived within the Park.

“Iceland’s biggest contribution to the world”

28 May 2015 The Reykjanes Geothermal Resource Park is a “sustainable industrial park” in south-west Iceland showcasing geothermal energy and its uses.

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