English / françaisJulia KilpatrickCommunications Director
Julia Kilpatrick oversees the Pembina Institute's communications department, including planning and strategy, media relations, audience engagement, and the development and delivery of the Institute’s many research publications and online resources.
Since joining the Pembina Institute in 2009, Julia has provided communications support for all of the Institute’s core issue areas, with a primary focus on oilsands development and federal climate and energy policy.
Julia holds a master’s degree in journalism from Carleton University and a bachelor of arts (honours) in English literature and environmental studies from the University of Ottawa. Prior to joining the Institute, Julia worked as a news reporter, producer, feature writer and photographer for a variety of print and broadcast outlets.
Outside of the office, Julia spends her time reading, writing, cooking and exploring in the Rocky Mountains.
cell: 403-953-0350 • tweet: @juliakilpat
Julia Kilpatrick's Recent Publications
This slideshow explores how oilsands development and expansion impacts some of the Aboriginal communities living nearby.
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness.” Though originally written as a social criticism of the period leading up to the French Revolution, Charles Dickens’ words seem an equally appropriate characterization of the past year for energy and environment issues in Canada.
In a meeting last April with the Senate Standing Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources, then-environment minister Jim Prentice said: "in terms of reducing our emissions of greenhouse gas as well as other pollutants, the more natural gas we can bring on in this country, the more desirable it is."
But a new report released today by the Pembina Institute and the David Suzuki Foundation challenges that assumption.
prices have become a hot-button issue recently.
But in spite of the increased focus on Ontario's electricity system, and in particular the Green Energy
Act, there has been little information about how replacing the Act would affect
electricity prices in the future.
"Is Canada doing enough to ensure a sustainable energy future?"
That was the question of the day on a recent edition of CBC Power and Politics, which featured a town hall discussion on Canada's energy policy. The Pembina Institute's Clare Demerse was part of that discussion, and in this video she explains how the transition toward a more sustainable energy future could benefit Canadians across the country.