Energy [R]evolution

Icebergs from glaciers display alarming signs of increased melt and flow rate in Greenland. © Nick Cobbing / Greenpeace

Greenpeace pressures the federal government and mobilizes Canadians to demand action on climate change. We have developed a comprehensive Energy [R]evolution for Canada that outlines a green energy future that challenges this country’s current destructive energy scenario. Become part of the Canadian Energy [R]evolution and fight climate change by supporting renewable energy.

Climate change is a reality, and it’s caused by human activity: the burning of fossil fuels. Climate change has a serious effect on the environment and people. Experts estimate hundreds of thousands of people die annually from the effects of climate change. Global warming causes glaciers to melt, sea levels to rise, extreme weather and habitat loss.

Climate scientists agree that global greenhouse gas emissions must peak by 2015 and then drop significantly to keep the increase in the average global temperature to less than 2 degrees C and avoid catastrophic climate change.

How Greenpeace works to stop climate change

  • Targeting offenders: We take direct action against operations in the tar sands.
  • Pressuring governments: We confront the federal and Alberta governments and urge them to stop promoting the dirty oil of the tar sands and do more to tackle climate change. We pressure the federal government to make its target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 stronger.
  • Mobilizing Canadians: We inspire Canadians—150,000 and counting—to join us in demanding action on climate change from the federal government.
  • Offering energy alternatives: We urge Canada to invest in green energy. The Greenpeace Energy [R]evolution for Canada and other Energy [R]evolution reports show how a green energy system and higher energy efficiency can address climate change.

The latest updates

 

On the tail of Shell’s Arctic oil drilling fleet

Blog entry by Laura Kenyon | March 25, 2015

Right now, I’m looking at Shell’s giant Arctic oil rig, the Polar Pioneer . Everyone standing onboard the Greenpeace ship, the Esperanza , is blown away by its size. We’re just a few miles away from Shell’s monster. Now we can...

ONE PIPELINE DOWN, MORE TO GO: April 11th, Quebec City Act on Climate!

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | February 25, 2015

Yesterday Barack Obama  vetoed the Keystone XL pipeline bill . He didn’t do it because he’s always wanted to be a leader in the fight to stop climate change. He did it because of the power of people. He did it because of people like...

Our addiction to fossil fuel is taking us on the road to nowhere

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | February 11, 2015

On Saturday I joined a panel at the Munich Security Conference in Germany and talked about global security and energy security. You might be surprised to see Greenpeace at a security conference. The room was full of members of the...

After TransCanada, logging giant Resolute employs Edelman for astro-turfing and...

Blog entry by Nicolas Mainville | December 8, 2014 2 comments

How many lobbyists does it take to defend forest destruction? Following on the expose of Edelman, the world's largest PR and crisis management firm, and Transcanada’s secret astro-turfing and public relations campaign strategy,...

One amazing week in the fight against the tar sands.

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | November 27, 2014 5 comments

Updated: In the fight against the tar sands there are good weeks and bad weeks and then there are weeks like this one where you can’t help but feel that we might just win. This week on both sides of the country tar sands pipeline...

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