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International Geothermal Conference Opens in Reykjavík

The international Iceland Geothermal Conference opened in Reykjavík yesterday.

ossur_iceland_geothermal_conference_march_2013_mfaÖssur Skarphéðinsson at the opening. Photo courtesy of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

In his opening speech, foreign minister Össur Skarphéðinsson spoke about the development of geothermal energy in Iceland and how it had transformed the nation.

The minister also welcomed the historic collaboration between the World Bank and Iceland in the African Rift Geothermal Development Program.

Managing Director of the World Bank Sri Mulyani Indrawati formally announced the establishment of ISK 65 billion (USD 520 million, EUR 400 million) fund for the support of geothermal projects in developing countries, as stated in a press release from the Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

More than 500 people are expected to attend the two-day meeting, which is being held in Harpa concert and conference hall.


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