(Washington Post) Of all the countries in the world that you might expect to host a major advance in the storage of carbon dioxide — and thus, keeping it out of the atmosphere — Iceland probably isn’t the first you’d pick.

That’s simply because compared with places like the United States, the country of 331,000 barely has a carbon problem, at least in how it generates electricity. The mountainous and volcanic island relies heavily on geothermal heat and hydropower, both renewable sources, to generate electricity. Thus some 85 percent of all energy use in Iceland is powered by renewable sources.

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