Janetta McKenzieSenior Analyst

Janetta McKenzie is a senior analyst with the oil and gas program at the Pembina Institute. She works on energy policy development, natural gas certification, and industrial decarbonization in Canada.

Prior to joining the Institute, Janetta completed a Ph.D. at the University of Waterloo, analyzing the socio-political impacts of pipeline regulation in Canada and the United States. She also holds master’s degrees from the University of Sydney and London School of Economics. Previously, Janetta has also worked on regulatory compliance for TC Energy and contributed to a variety of research projects on international climate governance.  

In her free time, she can be found horseback riding or reading science fiction novels

Contact Janetta McKenzie

work: 587-328-2040 ext. 129 • email: janettam@pembina.org

Janetta McKenzie's Recent Publications

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Pembina Institute response on development of a net-zero scenario in the next Canada’s Energy Future report Submitted to the Canada Energy Regulator

Publication July 8, 2022- By Janetta McKenzie
In June 2022, the Canada Energy Regulator requested feedback on its proposal to change its modelling, to include modelling consistent with Canada’s commitment to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 in its next Canada's Energy Future report. This document comprises Pembina Institute’s response to the CER's feedback questions.
An oilsands mine in Alberta, Canada

Balancing energy security and climate action in 2022 Our short-term responses to energy security needs must not jeopardize our future climate imperatives

Op-ed April 26, 2022- By Janetta McKenzie
The most effective solutions to Europe’s energy security needs right now are projects that can scale up quickly to fill the supply vacuum, but can also pay back capital costs quickly (and don’t lock investors in to long-term, emissions-intensive fossil fuel projects that are at odds with decarbonization policies). Most sources of Canadian oil do not fit the bill; oilsands and offshore projects, as well as pipelines and export terminals, must operate for decades to provide investment returns.
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Decarbonizing Canada’s oil and gas supply Cutting the sector’s emissions by 2030 is key to reaching net-zero by 2050

Publication March 21, 2022- By Jan Gorski, Janetta McKenzie

The oil and gas sector, as the single largest contributor to Canada’s emissions, has the ability to make or break the country’s climate promises. We are calling for the Government of Canada's upcoming Emissions Reduction Plan to include an ambitious cap on oil and gas sector emissions (a 45% reduction from 2005 levels by 2030). Our report released this week shows the six areas where GHG reductions could be made, using technology and funds that the sector already has available.


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