How does the Nordic energy system look? What changes have they seen? This Category looks at energy consumption, primary energy supply, energy intensity, etc.
Iceland’s vast geothermal energy resources cover most of the country’s heat demand, distributed via district heating. Much of the tapped hydropower potential supplies energy intensive industries – traditionally aluminium smelting, with recent additions of data centres and even bitcoin mining. As Iceland is not connected to the European grid, industrial energy use enables the embodied export of renewable energy as products and services, displacing more carbon-intensive operations elsewhere.