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


Alberta Businesses Push for Community Ownership of Alberta Renewables

Blog entry by Valerie Pachel | October 20, 2016

Not all businesses in Alberta are disenchanted with getting off the cycles of extreme peaks and valleys that come with market dependent oil economy.  There is a fresh new energy landscape growing in Alberta and there is an overwhelming...

Greenpeace's Submission to the Alberta Government on Small-scale solar

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | September 29, 2016

Right now the Alberta government is investigating ways they can speed the uptake of small scale renewables in Alberta. Greenpeace recently made its official submission to the Alberta governments Energy Efficiency Advisory...

Trudeau’s pipeline paradox

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | September 28, 2016

Pity Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who must soon choose which promise he will break : his pledges to fight pursue reconciliation with Canada’s Indigenous peoples and to fight climate change, or his promise to get a tar sands pipeline...

Isn’t it Time We Fixed Alberta’s Energy Democracy? Solar can help us do just that.

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | September 6, 2016

Over the course of the summer, Greenpeace has been in communities throughout the province enlisting the support of regular Albertans to speed the provinces renewable ambitions. The campaign called ‘Solar 4 All’ isn’t just about...

The Coming of a New Era: Solar for All in Alberta

Blog entry by Melina Laboucan Massimo | September 6, 2016

With Alberta’s changing political landscape, there are promising new opportunities to see solar become a tangible solution to empower our communities, meaningfully address climate change and pivot to a clean energy economy. First...

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