Sustainable Energy Resources and Economics in Iceland and Greenland: The Macroeconomics of Harnessing Earth's Energy Resources by Helga KristjánsdSustainable Energy Resources and Economics in Iceland and Greenland: The Macroeconomics of Harnessing Earth's Energy Resources by Helga Kristjánsd

Sustainable Energy Resources and Economics in Iceland and Greenland: The Macroeconomics of…

byHelga Kristjánsd

Hardcover | May 27, 2015

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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.

Helga Kristjánsdóttir is a Researcher and Faculty in Economics at University of Iceland in Reykjavik. She was Visiting Scholar at University of Copenhagen in Denmark at the Center for Applied Microeconomics, after obtaining her PhD in Economics from the University of Iceland, MS in Economics from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Belg...
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Title:Sustainable Energy Resources and Economics in Iceland and Greenland: The Macroeconomics of…Format:HardcoverDimensions:79 pagesPublished:May 27, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319151738

ISBN - 13:9783319151731

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Table of Contents

Introduction.- The hydropower source.- Utilization of renewable and sustainable sources: macro and micro economic perspectives.- Multinational activities and foreign direct investment.- The geothermal source.- Other unconventional energy sources.