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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“Is it a crime to be an optimist?”

“Is it a crime to be an optimist?”

It could be the object of the philosophy test of school year 2018/2019 but it actually is one of the questions I’m most often asked […]

Tools and information to improve energy practices in your city

Tools and information to improve energy practices in your city

It’s official: our new website is live. We are proud and happy to present the redesigned information hub of our network. For you, energy transitioners, […]

New european landscape: “From progressive minority to critical mass”

New european landscape: “From progressive minority to critical mass”

Just after the European elections, this title could be confusing. Indeed, it does not refer to the new European Parliament, but to the legacy of […]

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.”.

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Communicate your buildings' energy rating

The Display Campaign is the first and most widespread European Campaign to encourage municipalities to publicly display environmental performances of their municipal buildings. More than 13,000 buildings are labelled with the Display poster showing their energy and water performances as well as green house gas emissions.

ENGAGE Campaign guidebook for cities

ENGAGE Campaign guidebook for cities

Involve local actors ... and achieve your energy & climate objectives

ENGAGE is all about encouraging individuals to play their part. Through a combination of tips, tools and tactics, as well as success stories from our 12 pioneer cities across Europe, this guidebook will show you how to get citizens and stakeholders excited and involved about their local sustainable energy future.