Iceland serves as a model for other countries for renewable energy :: WRAL.com

Iceland is famous for its breathtaking waterfalls. On Saturday, WRAL visited the Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls.

The mighty waterfalls are fed by melting glaciers. Almost all glaciers in Iceland are retreating. Climatologists predict that glaciers will largely disappear over the next 100 to 200 years.

In a culture so heavily focused on its natural elements, the locals are heading in the right direction to protect their beautiful homeland.

Iceland runs entirely on renewable energy – harnessing the country’s natural hydroelectric and geothermal energy sources to sustainably power the country.

In contrast, only 16% of our energy in North Carolina comes from renewable resources.

Between clear objectives and guidelines for a more sustainable future and already using 100% renewable energy, Iceland is a model for other nations in the exploitation of their natural resources.

Geothermal heating is so hot that it is common to see a small cracked window in almost any home all day.

Iceland aims to be carbon neutral by 2040. That goal may seem untouchable and lofty to Americans, but Iceland has already implemented 28/48 climate action goals since releasing its climate action plan. climate action in 2020.

Rebecca R. Santistevan