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

 

Safety concerns end Greenpeace Mount Logan climb for climate change action

Feature story | June 18, 2010 at 17:16

(Mount Logan, Yukon) — The Greenpeace expedition team that was hoping to reach the highest peak in Canada to send a message about what should be the highest priority at the G8/G20 meetings — stopping climate change — has been forced to abandon...

Stop dirty oil production from the tar sands: start the Energy [R]evolution

Feature story | June 7, 2010 at 12:37

Greenpeace today released an updated study on sustainable energy that outlines a blueprint for developing a 100 per cent renewable energy supply for the world.

BP Deepwater Disaster and Gulf Oil Spill

Feature story | May 3, 2010 at 11:28

The Deepwater Horizon accident and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is a disaster unfolding before our eyes. Eleven lives were lost in the initial explosion, and that incalculable loss is compounded daily as oil continues to flow.

Robin Hood and the Great Vampire Squid: Still no G8 climate action

Blog entry by rto | April 28, 2010

April 27, 2010 –– In preparation for the upcoming June 2010 G8 meeting in Muskoka, Ontario, Canada’s Minister of International Cooperation, Bev Oda, met with other G8 development ministers in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, April 26-28,...

Time for G8 Action – No Warming / No War

Blog entry by Dave Martin | March 29, 2010 4 comments

Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon is meeting today with the foreign ministers of the G8 countries in preparation for the summit hosted by Canada on June 25th in Huntsville, Ontario. Sadly, on the crucial...

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