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

 

Building a solar future from the top of an oil derrick

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | November 4, 2014

Yesterday, 4 people including myself climbed the oil derrick that launched Western Canada’s oil boom over 60 years ago. We did it to send a very simple message: it’s time that we transitioned again this time away from dirty energy...

Alberta should become Canada’s leader in renewable energy

Feature story | November 3, 2014 at 11:30

The province of Alberta has everything it needs to become a leader in the development of renewable energy. It’s one of the sunniest and windiest places in Canada. It has a trained and educated work force. And, as one of the most climate polluting...

Putting Alberta on the road to renewables

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | October 28, 2014

Putting Alberta on the road to renewables The price of oil dropped again today with Goldman Sachs predicting that prices will continue to fall to $70 by 2015. Albertans know all too well the perils of the oil coaster...

Ontario’s Quiet Energy Revolution has lessons for Alberta

Blog entry by Shawn-Patrick Stensil | October 21, 2014 1 comment

There’s a quiet energy revolution taking place in Ontario.  Albertans should take note. A decade ago electricity producers were an elite club.   A few big companies running big fossil, nuclear and hydro plants had an effective...

Solar tour finds Albertans want their place in the sun

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | October 20, 2014

This past week has been amazing.  Tell Alberta Premier Jim Prentice to Go Solar! Together, with journalist and author Andrew Nikiforuk, Bold Nebraska supers tar Jane Kleeb and solar gurus Randall Benson and David...

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