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Salmon River Suffers Damage

A preliminary study by the Icelandic Marine Research Institute has shown significant young fish mortality in Andakílsá river in Borgarfjörður, West Iceland.

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Groundbreaking Seabed Geothermal Research Allowed

The National Energy Authority has granted North Tech Energy a license to locate and research geothermal energy on the seabed around Iceland. The company’s CEO says it could become one of the biggest energy projects ever embarked upon in Iceland.

Björk Calls for Global Action to Protect Icelandic Wilderness

Musician Björk and writer Andri Snær Magnason today held a press conference at Gamla bíó cinema to protest a recent decision by the Icelandic and UK governments to establish a task force to look into the feasibility of connecting Iceland’s energy grid with that of Britain via a ...

Sigmundur Davið Gunnlaugsson and David Cameron outside the Icelandic Parliament

PM on Power to UK: Jobs and Prices Essential

Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson said in an interview with Iceland Review Online at the Northern Future Forum yesterday that he welcomes the possibility of connecting Iceland’s energy grid with Britain’s via a submarine cable but expressed the importance of...

Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson and David Cameron.

Power from Iceland to Britain?

At a meeting in Alþingishúsið, the Icelandic parliament building, yesterday, Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson and British Prime Minister David Cameron agreed to form a task force to look into the possibility of connecting Iceland’s energy grid with Britain’s via a submarine cable...

Alcoa Fjarðaál aluminum smelting plant

Chinese to Fund New Smelter in Northwest Iceland

Icelandic company Klappir Development and China Nonferrous Metal Industry’s Foreign Engineering and Construction (NFC) signed a declaration of intent on the building of an aluminum smelter in a planned industrial area at Hafursstaðir in Skagabyggð, Northwest Iceland, in Reykjavík on Tuesday.

Kárahnjukavirkjun hydro power plant

Energy Boss Warns: Dam or Run Out of Electric

Iceland needs to orient its framework agenda on energy production in a way that not only considers the impacts of damming more of the highlands, but also the impacts of running out of electricity. So says head of marketing and business development at power company Landsvirkjun.

Hellisheiði geothermal power plant

One Hundred Icelanders to Attend Geothermal Congress

Around 100 Icelanders from 11 Icelandic companies will travel to Melbourne, Australia, for the World Geothermal Congress, April 19-24, according to Berglind Steindórsdóttir, exhibition manager at Promote Iceland. Icelandic Minister Industry and Commerce Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir will also be...

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