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How Energy Security and Geopolitics Can Upscale the Greek Energy Transition: A Strategic Framing Approach


Energy transitions have been framed in environmental-economic terms, which shaped their scale and design. A strategic frame has emerged, however, with strategic energy security and geopolitical considerations penetrating governmental rationalities. An analysis of strategic framing allows advancing the debate on energy transitions, opening up unexplored avenues for their upscaling and unpacking critical linkages between national policy goals. In the case of Greece, although the strategic framing has started informing governmental rationality, the energy transition is still framed predominantly in environmental-economic terms. Thus, Greece continues to miss out on the opportunities the strategic framing of energy transitions presents for consolidating the country’s energy security and geopolitical stand.
Keywords: geopolitics; energy security; energy transition; Greece; strategic framing