sábado, 2 de julio de 2011

Energy in Iceland

Self-study activity:
Watch this video from the OUP YouTube video channel and answer the questions below.

a Roughly, what percentage of the population of Iceland lives in the capital?
b How often do the geysers erupt?
c How much power can the Nesjavellir geothermal plant produce?
d What are the two ways that the switch to geothermal power helped Iceland?
e What two things still use oil in Iceland?

You can read the transcript here.

a 62.5% b every few minutes c up to 120 megawatts per second d cut fuel bills by $8 billion and carbon emissions by 37% e the majority of cars and the fishing fleet