The Switch Interview

Olafur Ragnar Grimsson

President of Iceland at the time of the interview

The visionary President of Iceland describes how this nation now receives 50% of its energy from geothermal resources. Iceland has utilized the forces inside the earth to create one of the most advanced clean energy systems in the world.

Olafur Ragnar Grimsson's Videos

Benefits of Geothermal

Geothermal is cheap, low maintenance, and provides a data storage...

The Transition to Cleaner Energy

How Iceland transitioned from dependence on fossil fuels to geothermal...

Clean Energy in the U.S.

Suggesting clean energy would have huge economic benefits in the...

History of Geothermal in Iceland

Explaining how geothermal energy expanded over half a century

Integrating Clean Energy Systems

The importance of diversifying our clean energy portfolio

Challenges with Geothermal

On how to harness deep hot springs, the lifespan of...

Steaming Up: Geothermal Heating in Iceland

How do citizens stay warm in this cold little country,...


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