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

 

Big Oil has no place in Alberta’s schools

Blog entry by mhudema | April 3, 2014

I remember my grade two school teacher Mrs. Chalmers. She was an amazing educator.  While she didn’t like my unfinished art project, she made me want to learn about our connection to the natural world and taught me about the importance...

Alberta Regulator confirms tarsands emissions may be responsible for Peace River...

Blog entry by mhudema | April 1, 2014 1 comment

Yesterday the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) released its report into the on-going emission and health issues in Peace River, Alberta. Residents in Peace River, since the 90’s, have been complaining about health effects they...

Please Donate and Help Stop CNRL from adding to Tarsands Damage

Blog entry by mhudema | March 31, 2014

On Friday, a coalition of First Nation and settler groups living along the Athabasca River called Keepers of the Athabasca launched a unique fundraising campaign . Graphic by Chelsea Flook Help send a message to CNRL...

The three things we can do about global warming

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | March 30, 2014

The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) takes several thousand pages to assess the academic research on climate change impacts, but it can be summed up rather simply.  Our best scientists are...

Beer not Tar Sands:

Blog entry by mhudema | March 25, 2014

Late last week I saw this graph and it blew my mind:   The graph comes from a recent report by CREDBC . The graph shows a much different story then one the Canadian Government and their friends over at the Canadian Association...

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