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

 

I just made the solar transition. Now it’s time for Alberta to do the same.

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | July 29, 2016

I was in Paris at COP 21 when I made the final decision. I don’t have a lot of extra money but after hearing the calls, led by the small island nations and the Indigenous Peoples caucus, of the dire need to act on climate, I knew I...

Going solar: a quick five step how to

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | July 15, 2016

This past week my house got a solar upgrade. Going solar is a pretty easy process. Here are the 5 main steps to do it: Do an energy audit : before you go solar its best to try to reduce the energy you use first. The more...

Tomorrow my house is going solar

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | July 12, 2016

Tomorrow my home will be getting a solar boost. I’ll be on the roof with the folks at Gridworks Energy Group to install a 4 KW solar power system that will take care of most of my home’s energy needs.   Over the winter...

Today We Dance! Court Overturns Enbridge Tarsands Pipeline Approval

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | June 30, 2016

Today’s a day to celebrate. This morning the Federal Court of Appeal sided with First Nations, labour and environmental groups and overturned the Harper government’s approval of the Enbridge Northern Gateway tarsands pipeline. ...

Top 10 Solar Facts

Blog entry by Tamara Herman | June 21, 2016

This summer, we’re launching a new campaign to bring solar power to all people and communities in Alberta. Solar4All is about going beyond fossil fuels by not only changing where our energy comes from but how it’s owned, distributed,...

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