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

 

A Tiny House to Send Kinder Morgan a BIG message

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | September 5, 2017

Today I’m standing on Secwepemc Nation territory. For the next three days I will join with Secwepemc members to build the first of ten tiny homes that they will put on their traditional territory directly in the path of the Kinder...

A Tiny House to Send a Big Message: Stop Kinder Morgan

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | August 31, 2017

Next week, members of the Secwepemc Nation will build the first of ten tiny homes. They will put them directly in the path of the Kinder Morgan TransMountain pipeline. Design for Tiny House Warriors by Isaac Murdoch ...

Nebraskans Are Building Solar Right in Keystone's Path

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | August 10, 2017

"They'll have to go under it, around it or tear it down to get their dirty oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico," Jim Carlson, Nebraskan farmer  As environmentalists we often get criticized as not talking about solutions...

Over 150 First Nations and Tribes Now Stand Opposed to the Expansion of the Tar Sands.

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | August 9, 2017 1 comment

Yesterday, representatives from the Omaha Tribe, Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, Nez Perce, Choctaw Nation, Ponca Tribe of Nebraska, Ponka Tribe of Oklahoma signed the  Treaty Alliance Against Tar Sands Expansion. The ...

Another Stacked Deck In The Fight To Stop Keystone XL

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | August 8, 2017

This week I’m in Nebraska attending the Public Service Commission (PSC) hearings on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. The hearings are being held because the Keystone XL pipeline doesn’t have a legal route through Nebraska. The...

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