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

Recommendations on the Canada Energy Regulator’s Net-Zero Scenario Submission to the Government of Canada

Publication Nov. 15, 2022- By Janetta McKenzie, Nichole Dusyk, Aly Hyder Ali, Tom Green, Caroline Brouillette
The Pembina Institute has joined together with a coalition of environmental organizations to submit recommendations on the Canada Energy Regulator’s development of a net-zero scenario.
An abandoned oil well in Alberta

Big lessons for Canada's energy sector in this year's World Energy Outlook report Fossil fuel demand set to decline this decade

Blog Nov. 4, 2022- By Janetta McKenzie, Nick Schumacher
The IEA's latest annual edition of its landmark World Energy Outlook shows that momentum continues to build on climate action and adoption of clean technologies.For the first time, all three scenarios modelled show a plateau and decline in global demand for oil, natural gas and coal by 2030. Clean energy sector jobs are set to keep growing. However, there are many critical milestones to hit if we are to achieve a net-zero electricity grid in Canada by 2035.
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Options to cap and cut oil and gas sector greenhouse gas emissions Submission to Environment and Climate Change Canada

Publication Sept. 29, 2022- By Janetta McKenzie, Scott MacDougall, Jan Gorski, Eyab Al-Aini
This submission outlines the Pembina Institute’s comments and recommendations to the Government of Canada on its two proposed options to cap oil and gas emissions. Oil and gas production remains Canada’s largest source of emissions, and unlike some other industrial sectors, its emissions have continued to grow in recent years — by 19% between 2005 and 2019. To do its fair share, Canada’s oil and gas sector must also reduce its emissions by 45% from 2005 levels by 2030.

Success in Eliminating Methane in Alberta’s Peace River Region Case study: Strong rules can bring methane emissions from venting to near-zero, without impacting levels of oil and gas production

Publication Aug. 25, 2022- By Jared Connoy, Janetta McKenzie, Jan Gorski
This study, based on a real-world example of methane policy in one specific region of Alberta, shows that strong methane regulations can achieve near-zero emissions, without having any negative impact on levels of production in the oil and gas industry. Rapidly tackling methane — which has almost 100 times the warming impact of carbon dioxide — is crucial to staving off serious near-term impacts of warming.
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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.

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