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


Five Things we like about Ontario's Climate Plan

Blog entry by Keith Stewart and Shawn-Patrick Stensil | June 8, 2016 1 comment

The Wynne government deserves kudos for its Climate Action Plan .  While naysayers will nitpick - and there is always room for improvement -  the plan sincerely tries to confront the greatest contemporary threat to humanity:...

#BreakFree2016: an unprecedented wave of people power.

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | May 16, 2016

BreakFree2016 was an unprecedented wave of people power.  Over 12 days, on 6 continents, in countries all around the world people acted. In Germany thousands shut down Europe’s largest coal plant occupying it for over 48hrs,...

Extreme forest fires: a face of climate change.

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | May 11, 2016

"It was like a fire I've never seen before in my life," Fire Chief Darby Allen The damage is almost unimaginable. Almost 100,000 people have been evacuated. Over 2,400 buildings and homes have been destroyed. People, entire...

Calls for Investigation grow as ‘Exxon Knew’ scandal spills into Canada

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | April 27, 2016

There is a growing  call for the federal government to investigate Imperial Oil , the Canadian arm of ExxonMobil, for its role in the oil giant’s global effort to spread doubt about climate science and delay policy action by...

Want jobs? Climate action can put over 100,000 Albertans back to work

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | April 22, 2016 2 comments

It’s no secret that the drop in the price of oil has hit Alberta’s fossil fuel economy hard and hit Albertan families even harder. Our province lost over 51,000 oil-related jobs in 2015 and there’s no sign of them coming back any time...

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