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    Author(s): Bjorn Gunnarsson; Maria-Victoria Gunnarsson
    Date: 2002
    Source: In: Watson, Alan E.; Alessa, Lilian; Sproull, Janet, comps. Wilderness in the Circumpolar North: searching for compatibility in ecological, traditional, and ecotourism values; 2001 May 15-16; Anchorage, AK. Proceedings RMRS-P-26. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 54-63.
    Publication Series: Proceedings (P)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    Iceland’s natural resources include an abundance of geothermal energy and hydropower, of which only 10 to 15 percent is currently being utilized. These are clean, renewable sources of energy. The cost to convert these resources to electricity is relatively low, making them attractive and highly marketable for industrial development, particularly for heavy industry. About 100 proposed power projects are in the process of being evaluated under the Master Plan for Hydro and Geothermal Energy Resources.

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    Gunnarsson, Bjorn; Gunnarsson, Maria-Victoria. 2002. Iceland's Central Highlands: Nature conservation, ecotourism, and energy resource utilization. In: Watson, Alan E.; Alessa, Lilian; Sproull, Janet, comps. Wilderness in the Circumpolar North: searching for compatibility in ecological, traditional, and ecotourism values; 2001 May 15-16; Anchorage, AK. Proceedings RMRS-P-26. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 54-63.

    Keywords

    biodiversity, tourism, wilderness, conflict, collaboration, culture, traditional ecological knowledge

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