When discussing energy policies, I think it’s critical to accurately represent facts. Otherwise, we may end up making ineffective policy decisions based on myths or half-truths. For example, last week Senator Bernie Sanders shared this video about geothermal energy on his Facebook page. The two-minute video was done by “ The Years Project “, whose mission is “a global storytelling and education effort to inform, empower, and unite the world in the face of climate change.” The video starts out asking how Iceland went from being Europe’s poorest country to one of its richest. The answer, the video asserts, lies deep underground, where Iceland gets “most of its energy” from geothermal power. This is misleading. Iceland does utilize geothermal power, but more than 70 percent of the country’s electricity production comes from hydropower. According to Iceland’s National Energy Authority, geothermal power produces about 25 percent of the country’s electricity. […]