Energy transitions are changing society in fundamental ways – it involves not only changes in the production, distribution and consumption of energy but significant social and behavioural transformations as well that may question our understandings of democracy.There is consensus that in order for these measures to be efficient and successfully implemented they must be accepted by the public. However, despite the focus on acceptance by scholars and practitioners, active resistance towards low carbon policies and technologies seems to be increasingly widespread and visible at all societal levels.