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

 

It's time Alberta took off its tar sands blinders and embraced the power of the sun

Blog entry by mhudema | July 21, 2014

Yesterday I was on a roof installing solar panels. It was truly amazing to see each solar panel going up, carefully fastening it down, and knowing that when it was all done, the house I was on would be powered by sun. The...

Beware oil companies wrapping themselves in Canadian flags

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | July 21, 2014

Whenever you see multinational oil companies waving Canadian flags, it’s worth taking a closer look at whose interests are really being served. My personal bullshit detector went off when the Canadian Association of Petroleum...

The future is sunny, my friend: Solar success in Canada's North

Blog entry by mhudema | July 18, 2014

I’m in day three of the solar design and installation course I’ve been taking through Gridworks Energy and Randall Benson. The course has been amazing so far as I have been learning about the incredible potential that the sun...

A first hand look at the beauty and power of Solar

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | July 16, 2014

For years, I have been advocating the benefits of solar and other renewables. But while I’ve studied and talked to many renewable energy producers and workers, I never actually got my solar hands dirty (or clean). Well, today that...

Are big companies using spurious copyright claims to try to stop our viral film...

Blog entry by James Turner | July 12, 2014

This week we released a short creative film which explores the relationship between Shell and LEGO, the world's most popular toy company. We're calling on LEGO to ditch its co-branding deal with Shell, a company that wants to drill in...

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