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CNBC interviewed Icelandic President, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson to hear how he believes that other countries can learn from Iceland's sustainable energy experiences.

It's good to have lofty ambitions when it comes to reducing carbon emissions, but it's even more important to start acting right away. So says The President of Iceland, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson. Iceland is certainly in an unusual position, with a large supply of geothermal energy and a relatively small population.

But, the president argues, lowering carbon emissions is possible in any country that makes a serious effort and particularly when change comes not just from government, but from an engaged and committed citizenry.

Do you think that change on the level of Iceland is possible elsewhere? Is microgeneration a useful solution?  How can individuals be tasked with reducing emissions? 

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