Energy & Water

   

Iceland’s unique geology allows it to produce cheap renewable energy from a variety of sources. The most common form of energy in Iceland is electricity produced either with hydropower plants or geothermal powerplants and geothermal water. These methods of production of energy are environmentally friendly and leave no carbon footprint.

Ground water in Iceland is pure, unadulterated and plentiful. Quantity of water per person in Iceland has been estimated to be 530 thousand tons compared to 80 thousand tons per person in Norway, which is also considered to be rich of water resources. There is no need to purify ground water before drinking in Iceland (98% of the drinking water), but on the other hand surface water is most often purified.