Germany-based company EAB New Energy Europe has expressed interest in cooperating with Norðurþing municipality in Northeast Iceland on establishing a wind farm in the vicinity of Húsavík, as discussed in a meeting last week.
The alternative fuel plant Carbon Recycling at Svartsengi in Southwest Iceland will triple its production in a few weeks. The Icelandic National Planning Agency has approved the plant’s enlargement.
The National Energy Authority has decided to withdraw three of the power plant options submitted to the task force working on the third stage of the framework program for energy harnessing and nature protection as they were located within Vatnajökull National Park.
The Association of Rangers in Iceland released a statement yesterday condemning the National Energy Authority’s proposal of new power plants within and on the borders of national parks, and close to popular tourist destinations.
The National Energy Authority published a draft of a definition for 23 new energy harnessing options in Iceland yesterday, among them two hydropower plants in glacial river Jökulsá á Fjöllum in Northeast Iceland, upriver from Dettifoss, the most powerful waterfall in Europe.
Iceland tops a ranking of the world’s biggest “energy gluttons” at 18,774 kg of oil equivalents per capita, beating big oil and gas producers such as Qatar, Trinidad and Tobago and Kuwait.