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


Greenpeace tells World Energy Congress to go beyond dirty, risky oil

Feature story | September 12, 2010 at 11:09

(Montreal) — About 60 Greenpeace activists, a dozen of which in oil-covered bathing suits, staged a “Black Tide Beach Party” today to tell participants at the World Energy Congress (WEC) in Montreal that there is an urgent need for the world to...

Greenpeace report challenges Canada’s need for dirty, risky fossil fuels

Feature story | September 9, 2010 at 3:00

(Toronto) — Greenpeace today released a comprehensive analysis of Canada’s energy potential that challenges the need for dirty oil from the tar sands and shows that Canada can create tens of thousands of green jobs, while providing over 90 per...

Rally for a clean energy future

Feature story | September 3, 2010 at 12:56

Greenpeace and more than 30 organisations are supporting the rally in Montreal to send a message to the world’s energy leaders during the World Energy Congress; September 12 to 16. The world’s big energy companies will be there: Shell, Suncor,...

Greenpeace Activists End Arctic Oil Rig Occupation

Feature story | September 2, 2010 at 9:25

Severe weather has forced activists to end their occupation of the Stena Don oil rig in the Arctic last night: after two days of hanging some 15 meters above the frigid Arctic waters and forcing the rigs operators, Cairn Energy, to suspend...

Greenpeace activists occupy Arctic oil rig

Feature story | August 31, 2010 at 6:56

Our activists are suspended 15 meters above the frigid Arctic waters of Baffin Bay. They have taken up position on the drilling rig Stena Don to call for a ban on deep sea oil drilling in the Arctic, and demand that ‘wild cat’ oil company Cairn...

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