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

 

Obama to impose tougher fuel efficiency standards

Blog entry by Dave Martin | January 27, 2009

Read the full article on Canadian Press U.S. President Barack Obama said Monday his government will push for allowing states to implement stricter vehicle emissions, a significant shift in policy from the previous administration of...

Green stimulus is needed for the environment and economy

Feature story | January 27, 2009 at 17:00

Following last Fall's federal election, Greenpeace met with Canada's newly appointed Environment Minister, Jim Prentice. We were there to familiarize the Minister with our organization, environmental priorities and emerging issues. With the UN...

Join the plot to stop airport expansion

Feature story | January 13, 2009 at 17:00

Greenpeace UK has bought a piece of land right in the middle of the proposed third runway site at Heathrow Airport near London. The UK government plans to go ahead with airport expansion across the country even though this means it will have no...

Canada deserves 'Colossal Fossil' award

Blog entry by Dave Martin | December 22, 2008 2 comments

[the following was posted on the Toronto Star web site, December 20, 2008] As a non-governmental delegate to the United Nations climate change conference in Poznan, Poland, I was embarrassed to be Canadian. It was...

Canada a key climate villain in Poznan

Feature story | December 14, 2008 at 17:00

Greenpeace has identified Canada as one of the main “climate villains” at the disappointing United Nations climate change conference that ran from Dec. 1 to 12 in Poznan, Poland. The Harper government played a significant role in ensuring that...

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