Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Greening the U.S. Embassy

I was delighted to welcome two Hybrid Ford Escapes to the Embassy’s vehicle fleet in Iceland.  The use of these vehicles will make a modest contribution to American and Icelandic efforts to reduce our carbon footprint.  The U.S. has been proactive in promoting the use of renewable energy at home and abroad, including through partnerships with Iceland and others to facilitate the use of geothermal energy in island nations.  As our government also strives to use leading technologies in our own operations, we are delighted to do our part to lower our carbon footprint.  We look forward to continuing to explore the use of green technology to improve our operations in Iceland.