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.



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.

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Global head of Greenpeace deported from Greenland after peaceful protest

Feature story | June 21, 2011 at 11:31

Greenland — The International Executive Director of Greenpeace, Kumi Naidoo, has been deported from Greenland after four days in jail for his involvement in a peaceful protest at an oil rig drilling in the fragile Arctic.

International Stop the Tar Sands Day Hits Toronto

Blog entry by Natalie Caine | June 20, 2011 1 comment

The International Stop the Tar Sands Day (ISTSDay) network has inspired people around the world to organize, educate and mobilize civil society to stop Alberta’s destructive Tar Sands industry, every year on June 18th.   Tar Sands...

Tar sands destruction hits home, but the world stands UP!

Blog entry by Melina Laboucan-Massimo | June 18, 2011 1 comment

The impact of the tar sands really hit home for me last month, when a pipeline ruptured, in what was one of the largest oil spills in Alberta’s history only 7 km from where my family lives. Over 28,000 barrels of oil from a pipeline...

The Spin Doctor’s Last Stand: TINA in the Tar Sands

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | June 15, 2011

The claim that “There Is No Alternative” is a clever way to try to shut down debate when one is forced to defend an ethically-challenged position. So it’s no surprise to see it popping up so consistently in the talking points of tar...

Greenpeace demands action on abuse of activists in Calgary Remand Centre

Feature story | June 14, 2011 at 11:33

Calgary — Greenpeace today called for an investigation into the abuse of Greenpeace activists last summer by Correctional Peace Officers in the Calgary Remand Centre.

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