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


OMFG Arctic Victory FTW

Blog entry by Alex Speers-Roesch | October 1, 2015

Holy s%*#T. You did it.   Do you want to know what victory tastes like? Sweet, sweet triumph ? Of course you do. Just Google “Shell” and “Arctic” right now, and you’ll get a delicious taste. You’ll see phrases like...

Time for the Tarsands Province to Go 100% Renewable:

Blog entry by mhudema | October 1, 2015

The Alberta government’s climate change panel public submission deadline closed yesterday. Over the past month, the five-person panel appointed by the new government has been consulting Albertans on the topic of climate change. It...

The poetry and prose of 100% renewable energy for all

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | September 21, 2015

Working on The Leap manifesto over the last few months with a group of thinkers and activists brought together by Naomi Klein, I alternated between thinking “Yes – that is what I’ve meant to say all these years” and “That’s a great...

There’s No Climate Leadership in a Tarsands Pipeline

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | July 16, 2015

Right now there are over 100 wildfires burning in Alberta, 24 are out of control . Parkland County, Alberta has declared a state of agricultural disaster because moisture levels in some areas of the province are at their lowest...

The Pathway to Climate Leadership is Paved with Solar Not Tarsands

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | June 25, 2015

Dear Premier Rachel Notley, I wanted to start by commending you for supporting the call for an inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women . We have lost too many of our sisters, mothers, and friends with no explanation and...

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