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

 

Cacouna: TransCanada Feels the Wrath of the Whales

Blog entry by Patrick Bonin | September 22, 2014

The whales took their revenge on TransCanada yesterday after one of the company’s boats sailed through a pod of these wonderful creatures, just a few days into its work in the area.  Our observer Mikael Rioux was in Cacouna watching...

In the Heart of the Tarsands, Fort Chipewyan Builds a Solar Solution.

Blog entry by mhudema | September 19, 2014

Today, one of the communities most heavily impacted by tar sands development has started to move forward on a different type of energy source - this time harnessing the rays of the sun.   Fort Chipewyan is located 200 kilometres...

Bringing your voice to Ban Ki-moon to save the Arctic

Blog entry by Dr. Neil Hamilton, Senior Political Advisor | September 18, 2014

© Michael Nagle / Greenpeace It has been an awesome summer. Greenpeace has been in the Arctic continuously for months, bearing witness to the extraordinary changes, challenging outrageous attempts to find oil , explaining to...

To change everything we need everyone

Blog entry by Sarah Wilbore | September 10, 2014

This month, on September 21st, heads of state are going to New York City for a historic summit on climate change.   This month is our chance to take action. This month is our time to change the course of history by joining...

Quebec government to belugas: Sorry TransCanada’s tarsands profits trump science and...

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | September 3, 2014

Late on Monday, Quebec’s Superior Court rejected an application that tried to stop TransCanada from drilling in critical beluga whale habitat in Quebec. The application for an injunction was from two citizens and a coalition of...

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