When you think of Iceland, you would imagine it basically looks like it's name sake. But maybe surprisingly for some, It is not the Western European Siberia that many believe it to be. Sure Icelanders are out celebrating summer in 50-60 degree weather, but it is not just one massive ice covered rock. On the contrary, Iceland is literally a frozen chain of volcanoes. Underneath the surface, the high concentration of volcanoes created a huge well of untapped geothermal energy just waiting to be harnessed.
An oil crisis 50 years ago forced the Icelanders to realize that they needed to find an alternative. Today 99.96% of Iceland's energy is from renewable resources, with no other country coming close.