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


A Historic Day for Alberta and the Power of People:

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | May 6, 2015

It's absolutely incredible. Never in my life did I think I would cheer a speech from the Premier of Alberta but, after a historic NDP victory, there I was, with hundreds of others, doing just that. Yesterday the NDP swept...

Harper’s deafening Earth Day Climate Silence

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | April 23, 2015 1 comment

“This is not a problem for another generation. Not anymore.” ~Barack Obama Yesterday talking about the urgent need to act on a growing climate crisis President Barack Obama said the statement above in his Earth Day speech . ...

A Historic Day in Quebec City to Act On Climate

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | April 12, 2015

Yesterday I marched in the streets of Quebec City with 25,000 other people demanding that Canada act on climate . The march was the largest environmental march in Quebec City’s history and was one of the largest climate...

Premiers: we’ve got your back if you’ll Act on Climate

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | April 9, 2015

Before jumping on a bus tomorrow to take part in the Act on Climate march this weekend, we thought it’d be nice to help some politicians with their math homework. We’ll be in the streets to send a message to provincial premiers –...

The next step is Quebec City, April 11th. I hope to see you there.

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | April 6, 2015

On April 11 th I will be in the streets of Quebec City . I will be there with thousands of others, from different walks of life, that have come from coast to coast to coast to demand action on climate change . The warning...

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