Responsable des politiques européennes, Centre Énergie & Climat

Domaines d'expertise: 

  • gouvernance du changement climatique
  • politiques européennes de l’énergie
  • marchés de l'électricité
  • France


Avant de rejoindre le Centre Energie & Climat de l’Ifri, Carole Mathieu a été chargée de mission au sein de la Commission de Régulation de l’Energie entre 2010 et 2014.

Dans le cadre de ses fonctions, elle a concouru à l’élaboration et à la défense des positions du régulateur français auprès des institutions européennes, des gestionnaires de réseaux et d’infrastructures énergétiques et des acteurs des marchés électriques et gaziers. Ses travaux ont notamment porté sur l'harmonisation des règles de fonctionnement des réseaux et des marchés de gaz naturel en Europe et les questions de sécurité d’approvisionnement énergétique de l’Union européenne. Elle a régulièrement animé des sessions de formation à l’Association Française du Gaz sur la politique européenne de l’énergie et sur la régulation.

Titulaire d’un Master en Affaires Publiques – filière Energie de Sciences Po Paris,  Carole Mathieu a également étudié à Boston College (Massachusetts, Etats-Unis).


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French battery cell manufacturer Saft and Opel, the German subsidiary of automaker PSA Group, are finalising the details of a major investment project in battery cell manufacturing. Is the European Union (EU) finally challenging Asia’s dominance on battery cells production? What chances...


The low-carbon energy transition in France, the European Union (EU) and the world is today taking place unevenly and too slowly to preserve the climate and biodiversity. CO2 emissions are continuing to rise, while governments’ commitments are insufficient: in the long-term, the...


At a time when the European Union (EU) is discussing its long-term climate strategy and drafting new legislation to foster the decarbonization of its gas sector, a close look at the experience of Denmark, Germany and Italy with renewable gas production can provide valuable lessons. 

By: Carole MATHIEU, Steve PYE, Paul DEANE

When it comes to energy and electricity in particular, there can be no winner in the Brexit negotiations. The only reasonable objective should be to minimise losses and avoid trade friction.

By: Marc-Antoine EYL-MAZZEGA, (ed.) , Carole MATHIEU, Elodie BERNARD, Philippe COPINSCHI, Saïd NACHET, Isabelle ROUSSEAU

On 22 June 2018, “OPEC+” oil Ministers (Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries members and an ad hoc alliance with several non-OPEC producers, notably with Russia, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan) will gather in Vienna to discuss the status and future of...


With the launch of its “battery alliance”, the European Union is finally taking up the industrial battle with Asia and hopes to meet a large share of the surging demand for electrical batteries. Yet, the clock is ticking and the future of battery manufacturing in Europe depends primarily on...


This study weighs up the different strategic approaches that Europe may adopt in the industrial race for electrical batteries, taking into account the demand potential for e-mobility and stationary storage, the global competitive landscape and the policy support for local players in Asia and...

By: Steve PYE, Carole MATHIEU, Paul DEANE

On June 23rd, the UK voted 51.9% to 48.1% to leave the European Union. While the referendum outcome was not legally binding, the broad political consensus that has since emerged across both Remain and Brexit camps has been that the will of the majority must be upheld. So while the UK leaving...


This chapter covering the French energy transition model is part of a broader study conducted by the Institute of Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), in preparation of the German Presidency of the G20. Based on the analysis of fourteen national strategies, the IASS study considers the...

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