Sustainable Energy Resources and Economics in Iceland and Greenland

  • Helga Kristjánsdóttir

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Energy book series (BRIEFSENERGY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Helga Kristjánsdóttir
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  3. Helga Kristjánsdóttir
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  4. Helga Kristjánsdóttir
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  5. Helga Kristjánsdóttir
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  6. Helga Kristjánsdóttir
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 71-79

About this book


 This book provides fascinating examples of the ways renewable and sustainable energy can support economic growth, which will be illuminating for academic researchers and students, as well as those interested in green investment opportunities.The distinctive glacial, volcanic and oceanic environments of Iceland and Greenland supply abundant renewable energy resources in the form of hydropower and geothermal energy. As one of the few nations in the world with 100% renewable electricity production, Iceland is a compelling case study of a sustainable energy driven economy. Consideration of Greenland provides an interesting contrast, as its enormous potential for hydropower scale-up has only been minimally harnessed. The variable and fixed cost factors governing further expansion and export of the regions’ sustainable power via sub-sea cable are detailed.


Cleantech Energy Economics Energy Exports Energy Investment Energy Policy Geothermal Power Hydopower Natural Resources Renewable Energy Sustainable Energy

Authors and affiliations

  • Helga Kristjánsdóttir
    • 1
  1. 1.University of IcelandReykjavíkIceland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-15173-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-15174-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5520
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5539
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