Author: Julia Kilpatrick

Julia leads the development and execution of Clean Energy Canada’s strategic communications and media engagement. Throughout her career, Julia has specialized in producing compelling, evidence-based communications materials to motivate and inspire Canadian thought leaders to support climate and clean energy solutions. Before joining Clean Energy Canada, Julia spent six years in various leadership roles at the Pembina Institute. Prior to that, she worked as a broadcast producer, reporter and writer at CBC Ottawa, the Montreal Gazette and other news outlets. She holds a master’s in journalism from Carleton University and an honours B.A. in English literature and environmental studies from the University of Ottawa. She currently lives in a small-ish town in the Alberta Rockies, and often goes exploring in the company of a goofy brown dog.

Julia Kilpatrick's Recent Articles:

Share: Survey also shows most Canadians support a transition from fossil fuel reliance as quickly as possible, including half in Alberta OTTAWA—New public opinion research found that roughly 20 million Canadian adults (69 per cent) heard something about the recent First Ministers’ Meeting on climate—including 9 million who heard either a lot or a fair…

Share: Survey shows support for phasing out coal-fired electricity and other policies to transition to clean energy OTTAWA—New public opinion research shows a majority of Canadians want to see Canada’s remaining coal-fired power plants shut down by 2030 (73% support or somewhat support the idea). This result comes from a survey of 1,000 Canadians conducted by…

Share: Canada saw 15 per cent less spent on new clean energy development in 2015 than in the previous year, and future growth in this sector will depend largely on policies being developed provincially and federally, according to Clean Energy Canada’s latest annual assessment. A Pivotal Time for Clean Energy finds the slow-down in Canada’s clean…

Share: As the Clean Energy Ministerial meetings unfolded in San Fransisco this week, one issue in the spotlight was the underrepresentation of women globally in the clean energy sector. The Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) women’s initiative has worked to fill that gap since the program launched in 2010. Its goal is to recognize accomplished women working…

Share: Backgrounder | Communiqué de presse | Document d’information VANCOUVER—New clean energy deals were widely expected to stall last year as the price of oil and other fossil fuels declined around the world. Instead, growth in the clean energy sector beat expectations, delivering the best year yet with a record US$325 billion invested globally in clean energy….

Share: Economic analysis finds steady GDP growth and 900,000 new jobs by 2050 as British Columbia cuts carbon pollution VANCOUVER — Renewing British Columbia’s commitment to climate leadership would create jobs and bolster the province’s economy, new analysis from Clean Energy Canada shows. A Clean Economy and Jobs Plan for British Columbia would deliver increased economic activity,…

Share: The Canadian Medical Association today voted to divest the organization’s investments in companies that produce or market fossil fuels as a primary business. Dr. Courtney Howard (above), of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, brought forth the motion at the association’s annual conference. In our recent Tracking the Energy Revolution — Global report we flagged the trend of the divestment movement  gaining new allies as one…

Share: Each year, we produce Tracking the Energy Revolution, a companion pair of annual progress reports that  detail the ongoing shift to clean energy—both within Canada’s borders and around the world. Today, on the eve of the Climate Summit of the Americas in Toronto, we released the international edition. (Look for its Canada-focused companion in September.) Tracking the Energy Revolution — Global 2015 identifies the 10…

Share: Five Years of Cumulative National Investment 24 billion invested since 2009 In the past five years, our clean energy capacity — the measure of how much clean power our plants could produce — has grown ninefold, and investment followed a similar path. Credit Ontario’s and Québec’s wind and solar efforts for the lion’s share…

Share: Electric Vehicles on the Road in Canada 2022% increase since 2010 Panel by panel and garage by garage, home and business owners, communities, and utilities are steadily greening Canada’s energy systems. In the past five years, our clean energy capacity—the measure of how much clean power our plants could produce—has grown ninefold, and investment followed…

Share: Since 2000, new wind turbines have contributed to more than half of the total increase in renewable energy capacity. Wind now accounts for 7.9 GW of electrical capacity—nine percent of total renewable capacity—in the country. Meanwhile, nearly 1 GW of solar photovoltaic capacity has been added in recent years, the majority of which has…

Tom Rand’s new book, “Waking the Frog: Solutions For Our Climate Change Paralysis,” is a rollicking and highly accessible take on our agendas, motivations, and assumptions about climate disruption. We caught up the Toronto-based venture capitalist for a Q&A.

Despite industry claims to the contrary, British Columbia’s carbon tax has not hurt the province’s agricultural sector, a new Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions study concludes. Further, the study suggests that the more than $25 million worth of competitive “relief” that the provincial government has granted the industry in recent years may not have been necessary.

A packed house welcomed the Climate Council’s Tim Flannery to Calgary Wednesday night, kicking off our Low Carbon Leadership Speaker Series. In a wide-ranging conversation with green economy expert Bob Page, the author and scientist proved himself moving, articulate, and funny.

Elected leaders from British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and California today signed a landmark Pacific Coast Action Plan on Climate and Energy. The plan represents a pledge for the leaders to work together to slash climate pollution and accelerate the shift to a low-carbon economy.

The first event in our new Low Carbon Leadership speaker series will bring together on one stage Tim Flannery with Dr. Bob Page, the director of the Enbridge Centre for Corporate Sustainability at the University of Calgary.

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