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


The Pathway to Climate Leadership is Paved with Solar Not Tarsands

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | June 25, 2015

Dear Premier Rachel Notley, I wanted to start by commending you for supporting the call for an inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women . We have lost too many of our sisters, mothers, and friends with no explanation and...

Top scientists want tar sands development stopped

Blog entry by Mary Ambrose | June 10, 2015

Today more than 100 prominent scientists from across North America, including climate scientists, economists, geophysicists, and biologists, released a consensus statement entitled “ Ten Reasons for a Moratorium ” that shows why Canada...

Forest fires shutting tar sands operations: the carbon price we’re already paying

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | May 27, 2015

My head just about exploded from the cognitive dissonance of oil industry executives warning the new NDP government in Alberta that ‘ now would be an inappropriate time to introduce a new tax on carbon ’, even as they are telling their...

A Better, Greener Alberta is Possible: Lets Work to Make It Real

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | May 26, 2015

On Sunday I stood with thousands of other Albertans at the Alberta legislature building, the place of so many protests and rallies, to welcome our new government. I cheered as the new cabinet was introduced. We now have a...

Two Progressive Weeks in Canada's Tarsands Province

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | May 9, 2015

I’ve lived in Alberta most of my life. When I’ve travelled to other places in Canada to attend progressive gathering and I say I’m from Alberta most people either roll their eyes or they give me a sympathy hug.  Despite my...

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