Nina is the director of the fossil fuel program of the Pembina Institute, Canada’s leading energy think tank. She focuses on finding opportunities to reduce the environmental impacts of fossil fuel development while maintaining industry competitiveness. Nina collaborates extensively with industry, government, communities and other non profits.

Nina’s previous experience working for a large oilsands company included project management and project engineering roles, strategic planning and regulatory approval work.  She has a deep understanding of oilsands operations after spending five years working in Fort McMurray and three years in the company’s Calgary office. She also spent one year working with a large international development agency in Sub-Saharan Africa, connecting rural farmers to output markets.

Nina has a bachelor of engineering with a minor in management from McGill University, and is a registered professional engineer in Alberta.

Nina is an avid cross-country skier who is attempting to foster a similar love in her husband and two young children. In the summer she can be found pottering in her garden, camping with the family or mountain biking. She is based in Edmonton. 


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Nina Lothian's Recent Publications

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Recommendations for advancing Alberta’s hydrogen strategy Submission to the Government of Alberta

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On behalf of the Pembina Institute, Chris Severson-Baker, Nina Lothian and Jan Gorski submitted comments in February, 2021, to the Government of Alberta following a request for feedback that will inform the province’s Natural Gas Vision and Strategy, and hydrogen strategy.

BP’s peak oil prediction – and the future of oil in a net-zero Canada Energy transition needs behaviour changes, rapid deployment of clean technology

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Sept. 16, 2020 - By Benjamin Israel, Nina Lothian

BP’s net-zero energy outlook illustrates a possible pathway to limit temperature increase to 1.5°C. For Canada to remain competitive as oil demand continues to decline, industry, governments and civil society need to work together to develop policies that will enable rapid deployment of clean technology and behaviour changes that will make the energy transition a reality.

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The oilsands in a carbon-constrained Canada The collision course between overall emissions and national climate commitments

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Feb. 19, 2020 - By Benjamin Israel, Jan Gorski, Nina Lothian, Chris Severson-Baker, Nikki Way

In a continuing effort to depolarize the conversation, this report seeks to help establish a basic, commonly agreed-upon set of facts about Alberta’s oilsands, their emissions performance and trajectories, and what Canada’s commitment to achieve deep decarbonization will mean for the sector. 

Technology Innovation and Emissions Reduction (TIER) consultation process Letter to Government of Alberta

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July 10, 2019 - By Nina Lothian

The Pembina Institute has sent a letter to directors at the Government of Alberta's Ministry of Environment and Parks to formally request inclusion in the engagement workshops on the proposed Technology Innovation and Emissions Reduction (TIER) system

Alberta is ready for the energy evolution A look back at the 2018 Alberta Climate Summit

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Oct. 2, 2018 - By Nina Lothian

The diversity in the room – with representatives from government, industry, community organizations, Indigenous communities, and other environmental groups — clearly demonstrates a momentum and interest in the energy evolution in Alberta.

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