02.04.2012

Meeting on Energy Issues

 

On 31st March Ambassador Jónsson met with Mr. Ivan Grachev, Member of the State Duma and Chairman of the Duma´s Committee on Energy. The Ambassador informed Mr. Grachev  about the Iceland-Russia relationship and latest developments within it.
 
The Ambassador described the extensive use of hydro and geothermal energy in Iceland and explained in particular how geothermal energy is used to heat almost every building in Iceland and how it is a growing part of the production of electricity in the country, including for example for manufacture of aluminum and to power international data centers. He specifically discussed Iceland´s interest in exporting expertise and know-how in the field of geothermal energy to Russia and briefed Mr. Grachev on projects


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