Icelanders use more energy per capita than any other country. The proportion of renewable energy sources is also unusually high. In 2008 approximately 80% of the total national energy consumption came from domestic and renewable energy sources. Geothermal heat has been used for heating by 90% of households in the country.
Rivers are also a great source of energy and Iceland has around 37 hydroelectric power plants and approximately 200 smaller power plants.