# Power usage

Bitcoin is often described as unecological because of the power consumption during mining. It has to be said that the established financial industry also needs many resources. In addition, mining is often carried out where the electricity is surplus, e.g. in Iceland and in China near new power plants which are often oversized at the beginning.

Ecological mining occurs when conventional electric heating systems are replaced by miners. In this case no (additional) energy is required by the mining!