With a new, government-approved plan to become the world’s first hydrogen-based society, Iceland is emerging as the protagonist of the clean energy revolution. The nation plans to end its dependence on fossil fuels (and hence on foreign energy sources) through the use of fuel cells, which combine hydrogen and oxygen to produce energy, yielding water as a harmless byproduct. With much of its power coming from hydroelectric and geothermal sources, Iceland already leads the world in renewable energy; now that same clean energy will be used to power fuel cells and create an entirely eco-friendly energy loop.