This year, maybe more than ever, the transition to clean energy is coming to the fore. Due to the Russian invasion in Ukraine, the whole of Europe is going to face a winter of high energy prices. This situation added to insecurity of energy supplies, another reason not to waste any more time in the transition to renewable energy. For islands, the topics of energy security and independence is gaining even more importance. The whole continent of Europe needs to think like an island. The RePowerEU package that was announced during the Clean energy for EU islands forum is trying to tackle the effects of the Russian war in Ukraine. There lies a lot of work ahead for the European islands and the whole of EU.