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Iceland’s President Called before US Senate

President of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson was called before the Energy and Natural Resource Committee of the US Senate as witness yesterday to answer the senators’ questions about Iceland’s experience with geothermal energy.

Grímsson also submitted a written report on energy issues, which was created in cooperation with a number of Icelandic experts and institutions, Bladid reports.

Grímsson told the senators that Iceland and the US could cooperate much more in the field of energy, among other items in relation to the science of geothermal energy and deep drilling.

The president recommended that the US harness geothermal energy because it would act as a “magnet” for companies like Microsoft, which are increasingly looking for long-term access to clean energy sources for their operations, RÚV reports.

Click here to read about a potential Microsoft server farm in Iceland.

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