Richard Ha writes:
Ro Marth and I are leaving for Iceland today, where we will be guests of Reyjkavik Geothermal.
I'm curious to see in how many ways they have been able to leverage geothermal energy. It is true that the economic downturn of 2008 hit Iceland especially hard, but that was due to financial matters, not energy ones.
August is a good time to visit – there are long days with mild temperatures of 55 F or so.
I plan to land there in shorts and then adapt from there as needed. Read more about my wearing shorts all the time.
I will be posting from Iceland, so stay tuned!
Reykjavík (Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈreiːcaviːk] ( listen)) is the capital and largest city of Iceland. Its latitude at 64°08' N makes it the world's northernmost capital of a sovereign state. It is located in southwestern Iceland, on the southern shore ofFaxaflói Bay. With a population of around 120,000 (and over 200,000 in theGreater Reykjavík Area) it is the heart of Iceland's economic and governmentalactivity.
Reykjavík is believed to be the location of the first permanent settlement in Iceland, which Ingólfur Arnarson is said to have established around 870. Until the 18th century, there was no urban development in the city location. The city was founded in 1786 as an official trading town and grew steadily over the next decades, as it transformed into a regional and later national centre of commerce,population and governmental activities.