Special audio feature: Geothermal and carbon capture insights from Iceland

As the need to decarbonise energy, heating and electricity systems rises on the road to net-zero, some nations have already reduced or eliminated fossil fuels. Listen to edie's special audio feature in Iceland, to hear how the country has harnessed geothermal power and is now turning to carbon capture technologies to help with national climate goals.

Special audio feature: Geothermal and carbon capture insights from Iceland

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The UK has started exploring how locational geothermal storage and energy production can be used to assist with its net-zero goals. Alongside efforts to green the power grid with renewable energy, the Government is also backing large-scale carbon capture and storage deployment to help heavy industries play their role in reaching the 2050 goal.

The UK is a self-proclaimed leader in technologies like offshore wind, but for those aforementioned technologies, it may need to look abroad for lessons in best practice and what roadblocks still remain for countries trying to run off a 100% clean power grid.

This special audio feature, compiled by edie’s content editor Matt Mace, explores how Iceland is utilising geothermal renewable power, as well as the inroads that are being made into innovative carbon capture technologies.

The country’s entire energy and heating needs derive from clean energy, mainly thanks to its unique geographical location. But there are still lessons to be learned from the businesses operating in the country.

During this feature edie speaks to:

  • Green by Iceland’s director Nótt Thorberg
  • HS Orka’s Resource Park manager Dagný Jónsdóttir
  • Carbfix’s head of communications and marketing Ólafur Teitur Jónsson
  • Carbfix’s chief executive Edda Aradottir

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