Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Near-the-Hengill-Volcano-in-Iceland-27MZIFI37VBE.htmlConceptually similarNesjavellir Geothermal Plant in IcelandGP02A2ACompleted★★★★★★Nesjavellir Geothermal Plant in IcelandGP02A2BCompleted★★★★Hellisheidi Geothermal Plant in IcelandGP02A24Completed★★★★★★Hellisheidi Geothermal Plant in IcelandGP02A25Completed★★★★★★Hellisheidi Geothermal Plant in IcelandGP02A26Completed★★★★Hellisheidi Geothermal Plant in IcelandGP02A28Completed★★★★Hellisheidi Geothermal Plant in IcelandGP02A2MCompleted★★★★Hellisheidi Geothermal Plant in IcelandGP02A27Completed★★★★Hellisheidi Geothermal Plant in IcelandGP02A1ZCompleted★★★★View AllGP02A29Near the Hengill Volcano in IcelandLandscape view near the Hengill Volcano. The volcano is an important source of energy for the south of the country, which is captured at the Nesjavellir power station (near the western shore of the lake Þingvallavatn) and the Hellisheiði power station (approximately 11 km south and west of Nesjavellir).Locations:Iceland-Northern Europe-ReykjanesDate:6 Dec, 2010Credit:© Steve Morgan / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5616px X 3744pxKeywords:Beauty-Climate (campaign title)-Cold-Copy space-Geothermal energy-KWCI (GPI)-Landscapes-Mountains-Nature-Outdoors-Snow-VolcanosShoot:Icelandic Geothermal Power PlantsGeothermal resources have been used for over 70 years in Iceland. Reykjanes is a peninsula and a volcanic system situated at the south-western end of Iceland, near the capital of Reykjavík. The geothermal area at Reykjanes is located on top of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, formed by plate tectonics that are moving in separate directions. That gives high geothermal energy, with the Reykjanes area being where the plate boundary of the Reykjanes Ridge comes on land. The area is about 2km2 in size. Iceland's power supply went from 75% imported coal to more than 80% local geothermal and hydro in 30 years. Iceland has a goal to be a carbon-free and oil-free country by 2050. Geothermal power generation causes virtually no pollution or greenhouse gas emissions. It's also quiet, and extremely reliable. Unfortunately, even in many countries with abundant geothermal reserves, this proven renewable energy source is being massively under utilised.