Janetta McKenzieSenior Analyst

Portrait of Janetta McKenzie

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 • email: janettam@pembina.org

Janetta McKenzie's Recent Publications

Understanding changes to Alberta’s industrial carbon pricing system cover

Understanding changes to Alberta’s industrial carbon pricing system System is stronger, but not yet aligned with Canada’s climate goals

Publication Jan. 25, 2023- By Scott MacDougall, Janetta McKenzie
The federal and provincial governments recently concluded negotiations on strengthening and updating carbon pricing systems across the country. In December 2022, the Government of Alberta provided details about the updates to its Technology Innovation and Emissions Reduction (TIER) regulation. Having reviewed those details, the Pembina Institute is pleased to see some updates to TIER that will strengthen the signal for companies to invest in emissions reductions.

Soon, the world looks set to need much less oil How should Canada plan and prepare?

Blog Jan. 17, 2023- By Janetta McKenzie
Our recent report, The future of oil in the energy transition, finds that global demand for oil is likely to plateau and decline before the end of this decade. The report’s author Janetta McKenzie, Senior Analyst at the Pembina Institute, explains what this finding is based on, and what it should mean for Canada’s business and political decisionmakers.

The future of oil in the energy transition Understanding global oil demand scenarios

Publication Dec. 14, 2022- By Janetta McKenzie
New report from the Pembina Institute find that, for the first time, a range of oil demand scenarios — including those created by industry, international organizations, and research institutes — project that, if the current pace of climate policy action continues, global demand for oil will peak before 2030 and decline steadily afterwards.

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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