Geysir and Gullfoss Considered Energy Resources in Iceland

The Geysir hot spring area and Hvítá river, which forms Gullfoss waterfall – two of the biggest tourist attractions in Iceland – will be part of a new framework program on options for energy harnessing to be completed next year. According to the government resolution, the framework program based on 50 potential areas for harnessing energy should be completed by the end of 2009, but Minister of Industry Össur Skarphédinsson wants it to finish by July next year, Fréttabladid reports. The official purpose with the framework program on harnessing hydropower and geothermal energy is to create “professional prerequisites for decision-making on preservation and the harnessing of natural areas.”

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