According to, the use of fossil fuels can still see a rise in the short term, which might be needed to stabilize the supply of energy.

Still, the current situation may be an opening for the world to start adopting green, renewable power in favor of the polluting alternatives.

IRENA director-general Francesco La Camera said that "in the very short term, concerns of the governments are to provide energy for their citizens."

In order to ensure a stable supply of energy, some countries are making use of whatever sources of energy they have, such as coal-based power plants.

Germany is one country that is delaying the inevitable shutdown of these facilities to provide its citizens with electricity, while Great Britain might start them back again as a "last resort" should the other sources of energy not be enough.

"But in the mid and long term, the Ukraine crisis will bring an acceleration to the energy transition because governments finally realize that going for renewables is not only good for the environment, jobs, GDP, but also good for ensuring higher energy independency", La Camera added.

"Renewables are the most competitive way to produce electricity today", he mentioned.

Countries in Europe and Asia are also looking at nuclear power plants as an energy resource, reopening facilities that were closed in 2011 after the Fukushima disaster.

"In a general term, nuclear power is not the best option because of cost, security concern and because the contribution they could give will come too late," La Camera concluded.