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


Climate on the Campaign Trail: The Orange and the Green

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | April 11, 2011 2 comments

Previously, I’ve commented on the Liberal and Bloc election platforms , as well as the Conservative platform , from a climate and energy perspective. And now we have the platforms from the last two major parties. I’ll start with...

Climate and Energy Round-Up for Federal Election: Who’s Said What So Far

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | April 6, 2011

The pundits kept telling us that politicians weren’t going to talk about climate change, but after a week and a bit on the campaign trail we’ve already seen a fair bit of action on the energy front. It started with the NDP ...

How (and why) to support wind power

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | April 5, 2011

There’s a great new web-site, Friends of Wind , which is trying to mobilize the 80 per cent of the population that supports wind power. I wish them well, as it’s always harder to mobilize people in favour of something than against it.

Fuzzy math for kids on carbon capture and storage

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | March 21, 2011

There’s a story in the Calgary Herald today about the Science Alberta Foundation ’s new on-line game CO2 Connection that is aimed at teaching children about carbon capture and storage (CCS). The game has you building pipelines...

The numbers speak for themselves

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | February 25, 2011

Despite saying the words 'world class,' 'clean energy provider,' and 'sustainable development' enough times to make your head spin, the Progressive Conservative government revealed its true colours last night and showed once again that...

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