Policy brief 5: Considering proximity as a driver of energy citizenship in policy making

Energy citizenship can manifest in various settings, whether on an individual or communal basis, spanning local, regional, or national levels, and extending to virtual platforms and translocal networks. GRETA has identified different types of proximity as drivers of green energy transition actions. Proximity is understood as a means to engage in meaningful and fruitful relationships and as a condition for mutual learning and knowledge exchange. It can take many different forms: spacial, social, policy, technological or economical.

To effectively facilitate the emergence and development of energy citizenship policymakers need to consider different types of proximity as drivers of green energy transition actions. In this policy brief GRETA explains how policymakers can integrate different types of proximity into everyday policy frameworks.

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