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


Sad, scared, alone. The baby orangutan orphaned by the plantation industry

Blog entry by Zamzami | November 13, 2015

For half an hour Otan wouldn't let go. Only eight months old, he already had a vice-like grip, his nails digging so deep they left half-moon imprints in the skin of his carer. If there were trees, Otan would be swinging freely from...

Volkswagen's CO2 emissions: Das problem

Blog entry by Daniel Moser | November 11, 2015

If lying about the nitrogen oxide emissions of 11 million of its cars were not bad enough, German carmaker Volkswagen shocked us again when it revealed it had understated the CO2 emissions of its cars in Europe as well. This is why...

#NoKXL: The Day the People Won

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | November 9, 2015

Nelson Mandela once said, “It’s always impossible until it’s done.” I never knew truly what that meant until Friday when the President of the United States echoed the words that so many of us had been saying for years and rejected...

Climate Leadership in Alberta Means Tackling the Tarsands

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | October 15, 2015

“No more than one-third of proven reserves of fossil fuels can be consumed prior to 2050 if the world is to achieve the 2°C goal.” International Energy Agency Now that submissions to the Alberta government’s climate change...

How to Talk to Your Conservative Uncle at Thanksgiving

Blog entry by miwilson | October 8, 2015

It’s Thanksgiving weekend. Your family is gathered around the dining table and you’re on your second helping of dinner when your Conservative uncle starts spouting one of his usual political rants. Before you choke on your mashed...

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