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

 

Sailing across the Arctic Circle: Greenpeace joins youth movement to defend our future

Blog entry by Shai Naides | August 6, 2013

On the northern coast of Norway, just above the Arctic Circle, lies a small archipelago where big things are happening. The famously scenic Lofoten islands are best known as a cod-rich fishery and eco-tourism destination. But now that...

On Keystone XL, beware John Baird bearing gifts

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | July 31, 2013

Stephen Harper’s best hope for getting the Keystone pipeline approved is a time machine. Because unless Doctor Who shows up to whisk our Prime Minister and John Baird back to 2007 in the time-travelling Tardis, his own record of broken...

Alberta floods: How to help with recovery efforts

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | June 25, 2013

This past weekend Alberta faced unprecedented floods that put neighborhoods under water, destroyed houses, and forced over one hundred thousand people to evacuate. Four communities located on Canada’s second largest First...

Canada’s pro-oil agenda threatens to destroy the Arctic: Greenpeace

Feature story | May 14, 2013 at 13:01

As Canada officially took the chair of the Arctic Council today, Greenpeace sent a direct message to delegates at the ministerial meeting in Kiruna, Sweden, and launched an international mobilization online calling on Canada to put people and the...

Indigenous Peoples put Arctic Council on alert as Canada becomes new chair

Feature story | May 13, 2013 at 1:00

On the eve of the Arctic Council meeting in Kiruna, Sweden, where Canada will take the chair of the Council, a pan-Arctic Indigenous conference has generated 15 new signatories to a joint statement in opposition to Arctic drilling, which now...

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