Head of EU Policies, Center for Energy & Climate
- Climate change governance
- European energy policy
- Electricity markets
Carole Mathieu is a Research Fellow at the Center for Energy & Climate of the French Institute for International Relations (Ifri). Her research areas primarily cover climate change policies and the transformation of energy systems, European energy policy and security of gas supply.
Prior to joining the Ifri Center for Energy & Climate, she was an analyst at the French Energy Regulatory Commission (2010-2014). She has been actively involved in defining and defending the positions of the French regulator in the discussions with European Institutions, network and infrastructure operators and market players. Her work focused on the harmonization of European gas network and market rules and on questions relating to energy security of supply of the European Union. She has regularly conducted training sessions at the French Gas Association (AFG) on the EU energy policy and on energy markets regulation. Holding a Master’s degree in Public Administration – Energy from Sciences Po Paris, Carole Mathieu has also studied at Boston College (Massachusetts, U.S.).
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...
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...
France: Reducing Nuclear Dominance and Promoting a Low Carbon Energy System In 'Sustainable Energy in the G20: Prospects for a Global Energy Transition'
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...
The Energy Transition in a Scenario of Sustained Low Fossil Fuel Prices Insight_e Hot Energy Topic #19, November 2016
This HET report assesses the impact of sustained low fossil fuel prices on the transition to a low carbon energy system.
Le monde selon Trump. Anticiper la nouvelle politique étrangère américaine Études de l'Ifri, November 2016
What will become of US foreign policy under Donald Trump? A selection of Ifri researchers has come together to offer their thoughts on this question. Our experts cover an array of topics through 14 contributions, ranging from the future Sino-American relations, through US engagement in the...
In December 2015, a new international climate agreement was adopted, paving the way for increased mitigation and adaptation efforts.
Transitioning to a low-carbon, decentralized and digitalized electricity system requires setting out new roles for incumbent suppliers, new entrants and consumers now generating their own power. Where is the US electricity industry heading and what does it say about market designs for the 21st...
Shaping Expectations to Foster the Low Carbon Transition: Can COP21 be a catalyst for action? INSIGHT_E Hot Energy Topic #11
This report explores the debate on how COP21 could shape expectations of a global shift towards decarbonisation and thus boost low carbon investments.
To avoid the pitfalls of historic divisions, climate negotiators decided to go down the self-differentiation route and leave legal matters to be resolved during the last steps of the process. The national contributions drafted by each party provide a robust basis for discussion, but we still...
Report published by Instytut Spraw Publicznych (ISP) and presented at the 1-2 July 2015 conference organised by ISP, Stiftung Genshagen and Ifri: