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Jun 28, 2010 7:23 AM CST
Name: Rannveig
Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
Sherry - yes we use geothermal heat quite a bit .... to heat houses, swimming pools and yes, greenhouses. Greenhouses are used year round to grow tomatoes, cucumbers and bell peppers as well as cut flowers. During the winter months they're grown under lights so the cost of electricity factors in big time ... although electricity is cheaper here I think than in most countries. All electricity here is "green", that is, it's produced by hydro - or geothermal power.

I think I'm very fortunate to live here too ... my kids are safe and have the freedom that goes with it and we have a good health care and welfare system. What makes it difficult to live here are the dark winters and the weather. Our winters are more rain, slush and wind than cold, clear, snowy days ...... makes the dark somehow even darker when it's wet and slushy. And we wouldn't say no to slightly warmer summers although for the past few years we really can't complain. In that respect global warming isn't such a bad thing ;-) It's just bad for the glaciers and the rest of the world ......

July 1st midnight sunset 2007

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