Nichole Dusyk is senior analyst working on federal environmental law reform. Her research with the Pembina Institute, Canada’s leading energy think tank, will create policy recommendations to ensure that federal energy decision-making is open, inclusive, and evidence-based. This includes investigating approaches to public engagement and models for the management and analysis of energy data.

Nichole’s previous research has examined how citizen engagement has influenced both the design of energy technologies and the formation of individual and collective identities. Focused primarily within British Columbia, this work has looked at municipal energy planning, large-scale hydroelectricity (Site C), wind energy, and bitumen pipelines. Nichole is passionate about ensuring that our discussion of energy systems includes the people and the places that are implicated in infrastructure development.

Nichole has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Alberta, a master’s degree in science and technology studies from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a doctoral degree in resource management and environmental studies from the University of British Columbia. 


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Nichole Dusyk's Recent Publications

Drilling down on oil demand Canada needs a net-zero scenario to navigate the energy transition

Blog
Jan. 13, 2021 - By Nichole Dusyk

In order to successfully navigate the energy transition and avoid catastrophic climate change, Canada needs to chart a course toward its net-zero goal. A 1.5ºC  scenario will provide information vital to the journey.

Solar farm in southern Alberta

It’s time to bridge the gap between Canada’s energy future and climate targets To meet our climate commitments, Canada needs a net-zero energy outlook

Op-ed
Dec. 7, 2020 - By Nichole Dusyk

The most ambitious scenario in Canada’s Energy Future 2020, the Canadian Energy Regulator's annual energy supply and demand scenarios modelling the trajectory of Canada’s energy system to 2050, would not lead to the net-zero emissions in 2050 as enshrined in the Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act. This is a stark reminder that here in Canada our energy policy and our climate policy are still on divergent paths.

Why Canada's Energy Future report leads us astray Examining assumptions and trends in Canada’s energy production

Blog
Jan. 9, 2020 - By Nichole Dusyk

The energy supply and demand implication of Canada’s Energy Future 2019 is that Canada will blow past our climate targets as our oil and gas sector effectively continues on a business-as-usual trajectory. But let us be clear — business-as-usual is not an option. It is counter to the government’s own targets and policy; it is counter to global energy trends; and it is counter to ensuring a liveable planet.

A strategic assessment of climate change Pembina Institute comments on the federal draft strategic assessment of climate change

Publication
Sept. 12, 2019 - By Nichole Dusyk, Isabelle Turcotte

The strategic assessment of climate change is essential to both the efficacy and credibility of the new impact assessment regime and to achieving Canada’s climate obligations.

Federal impact assessment of high-carbon projects Recommendations for a GHG threshold for the project list

Publication
Jan. 14, 2019 - By Nichole Dusyk

The federal government should adopt a GHG threshold of 50,000 tonnes for the project list and this threshold should decline over time.

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