Comment: A year on from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine it’s time for Ireland to lead on clean energy

Increasing renewable generation reduces Ireland’s exposure to variable fossil fuel prices and should therefore protect against the kind of volatile price spikes we have seen in the past year

It is one year today since Russia invaded Ukraine, creating a humanitarian disaster and triggering the biggest energy crisis in decades.

As the tanks rolled in, every country in Europe had to question its energy policy and face the consequences of depending too much and for too long on volatile gas prices and the regimes that control them.

Ireland was no exception. So, a year on, what have we learned?

Fortunately, there is now broad ...