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.


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.



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


Harper government ignores scientists' warning on tar sands water impact

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | May 29, 2013 1 comment

The Harper government's move to exempt in-situ oil sands projects from the (new) Canadian Environmental Assessment Act runs contrary to the advice of government scientists, according to documents obtained by Greenpeace Canada under...

New video: The Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation challenge Shell

Blog entry by Melina Laboucan-Massimo | May 23, 2013

The Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) attended the Shell Annual General Meeting in the Netherlands this week to take their message directly to the company’s CEO and shareholders. Eriel Deranger, a spokesperson for the ACFN,...

New documents show Exxon knew of dangerous contamination from their Arkansas tar...

Blog entry by Jesse Coleman | May 22, 2013

On March 29 ExxonMobil, the   most profitable   company in the world, spilled at least 210,000 gallons of tar sands crude oil   from an underground pipeline in Mayflower, Arkansas. The pipeline was carrying tar sands oil from Canada...

Is the oil industry using unsafe rail cars to transport crude?

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | May 21, 2013 7 comments

As I write this, there is oil spilling from a CP Rail derailment in Saskatchewan . We don’t know the full impact yet, but this follows another CP spill on northern Ontario last month when the company first said that the spill was only...

Don't get railroaded into accepting tar sands as inevitable

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | May 16, 2013

Prime Minister Stephen Harper was speaking in New York today as part of his government’s pro-Keystone pipeline lobbying effort, where he made the argument that if the pipeline isn’t approved, the oil will simply come in by rail and...

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