My latest post on the THINK platform – the tragic story of HS Orka.
In the last post I wrote about how a set of investors, meticulously assisted by the ruling powers in Iceland, managed to gain a controlling share in HS Orka, a geothermal energy company supplying green energy to Iceland’s southwest peninsula, Reykjanes, next to the capital Reykjavík. It was the first privatization of an energy company in Iceland, and was clearly engineered to transfer the company into the hands of people who had a very clear view of the fact that green energy would – and will – become ever-more valuable in the future.
ONE OF THE MOST GORGEOUS DAYS SO FAR THIS WINTER
Calm, cool, sunny and perfectly exquisite. EPI and I walked into town today in the middle of the day and barely saw the sun – it was so low in the sky that it didn’t reach above the buildings to shine down on the streets. Except when there was nothing obstructing it – at which it shone directly into our eyes and was … blinding. It’s actually very dangerous at this time of year, and also in the spring, when the sun is at that angle for a long period – sometimes you can’t see a damn thing. Especially if you’re driving and your windshield fogs up. Anyway. Rambling. Right now 2°C [37F]. Sunrise was at 9.28, sunset at 4.52 this afternoon.