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.

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

 

Federal government trying to hide that GHGs from the tar sands up 21% in last year

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | May 30, 2011

Update: Based on subsequent media reports, it now appears that tar sands emissions were up 21 per cent from what was reported last year, but this year they have re-stated the 2008 emissions (increasing them from the previous estimate...

Prime Minister Harper stars in winning entry in Greenpeace CAPP ad jamming contest

Feature story | May 25, 2011 at 7:11

Greenpeace has unveiled the winning entry in its Put a CAPP on Tar Sands Greenwashing contest to culture jam pro-tar sands ads by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP).

Major European investors support Greenpeace/WWF anti tar sands motion at Statoil AGM

Feature story | May 20, 2011 at 11:02

Major European investment funds and banks today spoke out against Statoil’s contentious presence in the Alberta tar sands by supporting a motion at the company’s AGM in Norway and citing economic and sustainability concerns.

Forest fires in Alberta threaten community already hit by oil spill

Blog entry by Melina Laboucan-Massimo | May 15, 2011

Reaction of  Melina Laboucan Massimo, member of the Lubicon Cree and Greenpeace climate and energy campaigner, to today's announcement that clean up operations at the massive Rainbow Pipeline oil spill near Little Buffalo were...

Statoil admits their tar sands investments only make sense in a world with dangerous...

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | May 13, 2011

The Norwegian state-owned oil company Statoil just released a Report Card for their in situ tar sands operations, and it was an eye-opener. The factoid that will probably get most of the attention is that they are producing a...

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