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

 

Thousands call on Ottawa to legally ban oil tankers on the west coast

Feature story | October 26, 2010 at 16:41

More than 80 boats and thousands of citizens gathered in Vancouver’s Stanley Park on October 17 to rally against oil tanker traffic on B.C. coast. They called on the federal government to enact a legislated oil tanker ban along the coast of...

It's official: Syncrude is a tar sands criminal

Blog entry by Mike Hudema and Sheila Muxlow | October 25, 2010 3 comments

After a two-and-a-half-month trial, tar sands oil giant Syncrude has been found guilty of the criminal charges laid in connection with the deaths of 1,606 ducks that in one of its mining tailings lakes in April 2008. Syncrude was...

The People Say: No Oil Tankers, No Problem

Blog entry by Stephanie Goodwin | October 18, 2010 1 comment

For the past few years, the best kept secret in Vancouver is that crude oil tanker traffic, once a rarity in Vancouver’s harbour, has increased dramatically with more than one oil tanker a week leaving our narrow harbour.  The oil...

Demand clean water to live

Blog entry by Anil Kanji | October 15, 2010

Today is Blog Action Day , a yearly event where bloggers around the world commit to writing about a a single topic to raise awareness. This year's topic is Water. Less than two weeks ago a mass of toxic mud swept through...

SLIDESHOW: Toxic sludge in Hungary

Blog entry by rto | October 13, 2010 1 comment

The toxic Hungarian sludge flood was caused by the rupture of a red sludge reservoir at an alumina plant in western Hungary and has affected seven towns near Ajkai, 100 miles (160 kilometers) southwest of Budapest. The toxic red sludge...

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