The Master Plan
Nature conservation and energy use
The Icelandic Master Plan for conservation of nature and utilization of energy is a tool to reconcile the often competing interests of nature conservation and energy utilization on a national scale and at the earliest planning stages. The idea to create such a plan has been around since the 1980's but work on it didn't begin in earnest until 1999. The Master Plan is currently in its third phase, which is due to be completed in 2017.