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

 

The Whirlpool

Blog entry by Anil Kanji | July 22, 2009 4 comments

From the Greenpeace Climate Rescue Blog Swirling vortices, bright blue rivers, earthquakes, icequakes and 24-hour sunshine. Welcome to the weird world of the Arctic Sunrise, at Petermann Glacier, 81 degrees 11.272 minutes north, 61...

Biotech Comes to Town

Blog entry by Anil Kanji | July 22, 2009

Our Director of Greenpeace in Quebec, Éric Darier, spoke to CKUT yesterday about the biotechnology conference happening in Montreal right now.  He warned Canadians to beware of the flood of greenwash coming out of the event, where...

Pedal for the Planet - Update!

Blog entry by Anil Kanji | July 21, 2009 2 comments

David Suzuki speaks at the Pedal for the Planet Launch in Vancouver Pedal for the Planet has been blazing a trail through Canada , not only raising awareness but making real change!  As they cross the country on their...

We're Looking For a Few Good Climate Defenders

Blog entry by Anil Kanji | July 15, 2009

© Greenpeace / Paul Hilton Greenpeace has been fighting climate change for many years .  In fact, on my desk is a copy of "Global Warming: The Greenpeace Report" released in 1990. It was a preparatory document for the Rio ...

Conveyor Belts, Pasta and No Sleep

Blog entry by Earl Beadle | July 11, 2009 4 comments

Wow, where do I start with the experience that I just had occupying the second largest coal fire plant in Italy. Going into this action with very little knowledge of what we were getting ourselves into we really kicked some butt. The...

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