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Iceland the World’s Top Energy User

Iceland tops a ranking of the world’s biggest “energy gluttons” at 18,774 kg of oil equivalents per capita, beating big oil and gas producers such as Qatar, Trinidad and Tobago and Kuwait, as was somewhat surprised to discover.

“Of all the countries in the world, including the richest and largest oil producers, Iceland consumes the most energy per person. How can that be? The reason is basically overabundance. With most of Iceland’s energy coming from hydroelectric and geothermal power, Icelanders are some of the planet’s least energy-conscious,” concludes.

The question as to why Icelanders consume so much energy has occupied others as well; here is a link to a video, posted on, attempting to explain the situation.

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