ENTRUST researchers Niall Dunphy (UCC) and Alexandra Revez (UCC) convened a special session at the 49th international Conference of Irish Geographers (CIG) in University College Cork, which ran from Thursday 4th May to Saturday 6th May 2017. This double-session, titled Regimes of energy citizenship: Thinking beyond market driven paradigms,
brought together energy geography scholars from across Ireland and abroad to discuss issues around the concept of energy citizenship and its potential contribution to the energy transition debates. This interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary discussion presented scholars with a number of different aspects from which to view this emergent topic. The participants recognised the opportunities the energy citizen concept presents to move beyond current, dominant market-driven paradigms that interpret citizenship within narrow “active consumer” parameters. Rethinking our collective understanding of energy citizenship that promotes greater equity was also seen as important in promoting sustainable energy transions.