Susan O’Keeffe: Looming power shortages must put spotlight on energy companies

The world’s energy giants continue to grow record profits while the public try somehow to pay bills

The Commission for Regulation of Utilities’ register states that the risk to Ireland’s energy supply in the next few years is ‘acute’. Picture: Getty

Guessing is a game we usually avoid. However, we are willing to make this exception and make a firm guess that the CRU is an acronym that most people would fail to recognise. And even if we encouraged you to guess at what it means, we feel pretty sure that many of you would draw a large blank.

We’re not going to bore you with a million CRU options. Instead, let’s identify it as the ...