Claire Roumet

Strategic partnerships & Overall Coordination

Claire speaks English, French, Spanish, German


Claire Roumet is Director of Energy Cities, the European association of local authorities in energy transition.

Energy Cities opens dialogue between Mayors and EU institutions to accelerate the energy transition of European cities, with the example of its pioneer 1000 members located in 30 countries. Democratise, Devolve, and Divest the energy system is our agenda to support cities in transforming their communities.

She joined the team of Energy cities in 2014 after 10 years as Secretary General of Housing Europe, the Federation of social housing providers. She is French and graduated in economics. She completed a post-graduate in European policies in Strasbourg after a year of econometrics in Mainz, Germany.  Living in Brussels, she speaks English, Spanish and French with some German.

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The link between carving plates, the great collapse, and the Dutch city of Heerlen

The link between carving plates, the great collapse, and the Dutch city of Heerlen

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How can local and national governments accelerate energy retrofitting in condominiums?

How can local and national governments accelerate energy retrofitting in condominiums?

According to Eurostat 2017, 42% of the European population currently live in flats (condominiums, multi-owned properties, tenements, social housing, etc.). Retrofitting condominiums (tenements and flatted […]

Plymouth: citizen-led approaches to municipal retrofit

Plymouth: citizen-led approaches to municipal retrofit

Guest author Laura Williams works for Carbon Co-op, a UK-based energy services and advocacy co-operative. Like Energy Cities, the organisation is part of the mPower […]

Cities and civil society as allies for the energy transition in the EU and US

Cities and civil society as allies for the energy transition in the EU and US

Lessons for successful civil society engagement

When it comes to efforts to address complex global challenges such as climate change, it is clear that a transatlantic partnership is needed as a prerequisite for any viable solution.

How cities can back renewable energy communities

How cities can back renewable energy communities

Guidelines for local and regional policy makers

Community energy can encompass a number of different aspects and activities. Attempts to define the concept have been made. by various organisations, which defines it as “the economic and operational participation and/or ownership by citizens or members of a defined community in a renewable energy project.”.

Infinite Solutions Guidebook

Infinite Solutions Guidebook

Financing the energy renovation of residential buildings through soft loans and third-party investement schemes

Among the front-runners, seven Energy Cities’ members have developed innovative financing schemes, business models, organisational structures and partnerships to accelerate the energy retrofitting of their housing stock.
The guidebook is intended for all organisations and actors who could be interested in replicating these financing schemes or who could support cities and regions in doing so.