Musician Björk and writer Andri Snær Magnason has held a press conference at Gamla bíó cinema to protest a recent decision by the Icelandic and UK governments to establish a task force to look into the feasibility of connecting Iceland’s energy grid with that of Britain via a submarine cable, RÚV reports.
They announced their intention to use the Iceland Airwaves music festival as a platform to talk to foreign media about the issue. They spoke of plans by Icelandic environmental groups to explain the consequences of laying such a submarine cable.
Björk and Andri Snær harshly criticized the Icelandic government and asked for global support in their fight against the government’s heavy industry plans. Read more an watch a video at Iceland Review.