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

 

Reasons to Believe: Servers

Blog entry by Anil Kanji | June 17, 2009

This week US Energy Secretary Steven Chu told a gathering that included premiers from Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba that the entire world must do more to address climate change.  He referred to impacts the world is feeling right...

No (Place Like) Home

Blog entry by Anil Kanji | June 16, 2009 2 comments

Passing by the corner coffee shop, I saw this ad  for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, BC. It got me thinking - The City of Vancouver predicts severe impacts from the effects of climate change.  And some of the more dire...

Efficientcity & Canada's Energy [R]evolution

Blog entry by Anil Kanji | June 15, 2009

Have you seen Efficientcity?  It's a great interactive website from Greenpeace UK that demonstrates how renewable energy could be used in an urban setting.  It's a fun way to take a look at some of the technologies discussed in ...

Lobbying your Member of Parliament

Feature story | June 8, 2009 at 17:00

Greenpeace is conducting a 2-hour workshop on how to lobby your Member of Parliament, with former Member of Parliament Lynn McDonald, and Greenpeace Climate Coordinator, Dave Martin. The workshop will provide background on climate change issues,...

Bothered by My Green Conscience

Blog entry by Anil Kanji | May 25, 2009 3 comments

Franke James, talking about how lasting change is often sparked by a combination of factors - legislation, social acceptance, and community initiative and desire: What levers work best to change behaviours?  Will we do something we...

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