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January 27, 2016

Lights In The Darkness Growing Green For The People…

Filed under: ICELAND,PHOTOGRAPHY — kiwidutch @ 1:00 am
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One of the things that we learned earlier on in our trip to Iceland was that ninety-eight percent of all energy here is geothermally generated. We learned that energy here is cheap and abundant and that all homes and businesses are able to take advantage of this plentiful green resource. Of course we also see plenty of evidence of geothermal activity: signs for natural hot pools abound and we see steam rising in some areas as natural vents are close to the surface. Whilst we knew these facts it was still a surprise to see many brilliantly lit greenhouses in the darkness, places that use this abundance of energy to grow fresh produce for the Icelandic population. If only veggies could be grown this “greenly” in the rest of the world.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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