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The quest to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels must be fair to those affected

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Foreign Minister Simon Coveney spoke from Kyiv last Thursday and urged it EU as part of its sixth round of sanctions against an oil embargo Russia; and a consensus seems to be developing across Europe that this is an inevitable next step in the response to Russian aggression Ukraine.

These are, of course, the costs of war, but it is important to recognize that we in Ireland are particularly vulnerable to energy shocks from a litany of short-sighted policy choices made over decades. What once seemed like easy choices—against nuclear, dwindling winds, against LNG, tax hikes—have slowly led us to make more difficult choices about security and consistency of supply and the trade-offs that come with it.

https://www.independent.ie/opinion/comment/drive-to-reduce-our-reliance-on-fossil-fuels-must-be-fair-to-those-taking-the-hit-41559997.html The quest to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels must be fair to those affected

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