The global energy crisis is not a clean energy crisis but was solely triggered by the fossil gas supply crunch provoked by Russia, International Energy Agency executive director Fatih Birol said.

Birol in an article in the Financial Times singled out three mistaken narratives in the current debate, among them the “fallacy… that today’s global energy crisis is a clean energy crisis. This is an absurd claim.

“I talk to energy policymakers all the time and none of them complains of relying too much on clean energy.