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Dam Debate: People vs. Nature?

The environmental NGO Landvernd has sent the Icelandic parliament its reaction to the recent parliamentary proposal on the classification of new power plant developments in the third stage of the national Master Plan on the subject.

Police car

Fatal Borehole Accident Investigated

The Suðurnes Police Department is investigating the accident in Reykjanes on Friday, in which a man was killed when gases from a borehole were carried into the water supply of the building where he slept.

Power Line Project Battle Continues

For the second time, the environmental associations Fjöregg and Landvernd have reported the decision to issue a project permit for a controversial power line to an environmental ruling committee.

Alþingi, Iceland's parliament

Power Line Bill in Limelight

An expert in international and European environmental law believes there are legal problems with the bill recently presented by the Icelandic government that aims to have a power line project in North Iceland resume, which had previously been halted due to environmental concerns.

Þeistareykir

Power Line Project to Resume

At a meeting this morning, the Icelandic government approved a resolution, allowing work to resume on a power line project from the Þeistareikir geothermal power plant to the industrial area Bakki.

Þeistareykir

Environmental Concerns Halt Power Line Project

The ruling committee for environmental and natural resource issues decided last Friday that the work on power lines to PCC’s silicon plant at Bakki, North Iceland, must be halted for the time being for environmental reasons.

Kárahnjukavirkjun hydro power plant

Submarine Cable Would Mean Major Power Plants

If the proposed project of connecting Iceland’s energy grid with Britain’s via a submarine cable is realized, that would require the construction of power plants in Iceland the size of two Kárahnúkar projects, or 1,400 megawattts.

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 ...