Climate and Energy

Climate change and the threats of nuclear energy are real. That is why Greenpeace works to bring about a clean and just energy future. Tar sands and nuclear development plague the ecosystems and communities they occupy with safety and health risks. The Energy [R]evolution is a set of ready-to-implement solutions that lead away from the dangers of climate chaos and nuclear meltdown. It is a vision of the clean and just energy future for everyone on the planet.

Arctic

Glaciers are retreating. Ice caps are melting. Oceans are acidifying. The Arctic is under threat from both climate change and increased oil drilling activities. The Arctic is warming faster than any other place on our planet and is experiencing the most severe climate impacts on Earth. The Arctic has been called "the world's refrigerator," and one reason is the role of sea ice in regulating global climate. Greenpeace is pushing for a big, visionary measures to save the Arctic. 

Tar Sands

Greenpeace calls on oil companies and the Canadian government to stop the tar sands. We call for an end to industrialization in vast areas of Indigenous territories, forests and wetlands in northern Alberta.

 

Nuclear

Greenpeace fights nuclear power because it poses a serious threat to the environment and humanity. The expansion of nuclear power must be halted and nuclear plants shut down so that we can develop a clean energy future. That's why we are working to stop Darlington in Ontario and protect electricity consumers from a new round of nuclear debt.

Energy [R]evolution

Greenpeace pressures the Canadian government and mobilizes citizens to demand action on climate change. We have developed a comprehensive Energy [R]evolution for Canada. The Energy [R]evolution outlines a clean energy future that challenges the current destructive energy scenario. Join Canada's Energy [R]evolution and support renewable energy to fight climate change.

The latest updates

 

Residents, including children, sick after large oil spill in Alberta's Peace Region

Blog entry by Melina Laboucan-Massimo | May 4, 2011

Little Buffalo on a map of Alberta. (Google Maps) Little Buffalo community members, including school children,  continue to experience nausea, burning eyes and headaches after one of the largest pipeline spills in Alberta...

Dramatic action: Greenpeace activists halt oil rig heading to the Arctic

Feature story | April 22, 2011 at 11:50

Turkey — Greenpeace activists, including one Canadian, are demanding an end to reckless deepwater oil drilling and taking bold action to stop the oil rig Leiv Eiriksson as it departs Turkey bound for the Arctic waters of Greenland to begin drilling.

Steps to a better conservation outcome in the Lower Athabasca Region

Blog entry by Mike Hudema and Richard Brooks | April 7, 2011

The Alberta government’s proposed Lower Athabasca Regional Plan was released April 5. We believe there are many problems with the plan and it will not deliver on what is needed from an ecological perspective for this already heavily...

Report: In situ operations in tar sands no better than open-pit mining

Feature story | April 7, 2011 at 10:58

Edmonton- A new report released today by Greenpeace Canada debunks industry claims that in situ tar sands operations are less environmentally destructive than open-pit mining, while giving voice to those most affected by the operations.

Tar party: The Koch brothers come to Canada to protect their tar sands interests

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | March 31, 2011

This was originally published on Rabble.ca  The first time I heard of the Koch brothers, I was out for beer with some friends I hadn't seen since high school. We were sharing what we'd been up to, and one of them looked at me...

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