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

 

Trudeau's Pipeline Dilemma: Time to reverse course on Kinder Morgan

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | March 5, 2018

"If you're headed the wrong way, turn around."   When Justin Trudeau approved the Kinder Morgan pipeline, he had just been elected, and Rachel Notley was a national political darling. At the time, Notley was the first Albertan...

Tar Sands Pipeline ‘War of the Rosés’ fight missing wine and science

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | February 13, 2018

There’s been a lot written about last weeks ‘War of the rosés’ but one of the things that has been missed in that conversation is the science (or lack thereof) that preceded it all. Two years before Kinder Morgan was ever approved...

Pancakes Not Pipelines: The Fork In The Road

Blog entry by Keith Cherry | February 9, 2018

Photo credit: Mike Graeme Greenpeace Victoria local group organizer, Keith Cherry, shares his experience blockading the Kinder Morgan tar sands pipeline terminal in Burnaby, BC. The not-so-calm before the storm Last Sunday...

Trudeau’s Keystone XL memos ignore climate change, Indigenous rights

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | February 9, 2018

A big part of Justin Trudeau’s political success is his ability to let his audience project onto him what they want to see. You want climate action: Liberals fully support the Paris climate agreement aiming to keep warming well...

Whether by land or by sea resistance to tar sands pipeline continues to grow.

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | October 21, 2017

As three tar sands pipelines (Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain, Enbridge Line 3, and TransCanada Keystone XL) try to press forward the resistance to them is rising up, growing and taking action by land and by sea. This week as...

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