Iceland Cultural Story: Pros and Cons Of Geothermal Energy (LISTEN)

We covered Iceland Airwaves Music Festival and other cultural stories over the fall semester. Read about our adventures via our Iceland Airwaves 2016 page and tune into WCRX-FM for our final Radio Documentary on January 14th at 10 a.m. CT (livestream here) and during the encore presentation on January 15th at 10 a.m. CT. In the meantime, hear this cultural story that was produced while we were in Iceland.

Energy is a heated topic, especially in Iceland where 99% of their power comes from heat from the earth’s crust.  Geothermal energy has historically been seen as clean and sustainable, but there are some lesser known negative aspects scientists are beginning to research.

Listen to the story below featuring interviews with Árni Finnsson of The Iceland Nature Conservation Association, Ragnhildur Finnbjörnsdóttir of The Icelandic Environmental Agency, and Thor Aspelund and Aðalbjörg Kristbjörnsdóttir, researchers at the University of Iceland, who discuss the positive and negative sides of Geothermal Energy use in Iceland.

Also, don’t miss our final radio documentary broadcasting on January 14th and 15th, 2017 on 88.1 WCRX-FM at 10 a.m. CT featuring my story on foreign labor and immigration in Iceland compared to the new U.S. policies proposed by President-elect Donald Trump.  Here’s a quick clip from my interview with labor market expert, Karl Sigurdsson, of the Icelandic Directorate of Labor.

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