Bjork staged a karaoke protest against the Canadian firm, where she gathered signatures for the petition.Singer Bjork joined her Icelandic peeps to protest the sale of a geothermal energy company this week, according to a recent Reuters report. The sale seems to be a truly disturbing act of “parliamentary oversight,” a deal was approved to sell Iceland’s HS Orka to Magma Energy Corp, a Canadian-based geothermal firm. Since the deal was made, the public has been fighting it, demanding a vote on the privatization of the country’s natural resources.Geothermal energy is considered an intriguing sustainable resource, produced by drilling into the earth and extracting heat, which is then converted into usable energy.
Bjork presented Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir with a petition signed by 47,000 people as entire population of Iceland is less than 320,000., According to The Canadian Press, the petition stated that “For 100 years, good people protected our natural resources and public interest. [Then] the sale of natural resources and irresponsible access to them began. Now it is time to stop that unfortunate development.”Sigurdardottir invited Bjork and other activists to discuss the issue in her office. After the meeting, Bjork reported that “basically we are in agreement on the issue, but it’s always a question of methods. In plain language, it’s a question of how to deal with the system, the bureaucracy.”Meanwhile, Magma reported that the government has not contacted them, and Monday was “business as usual.” Although perhaps actions speak louder than words in this case – Monday afternoon, Magma’s shares apparently dropped 2.9 percent on the Toronto Stock Exchange.