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

 

Sinar Mas caught with pants on fire, fibbing to stock markets

Blog entry by Stephanie Goodwin | August 19, 2010

Shooting yourself in the foot. Getting egg all over your face. These and many more idioms apply to the Sinar Mas group which, following the release of its audit last week, has seen its executives "misreporting" the audit's findings...

The Pipeline that would Poison Paradise

Blog entry by Stephanie Goodwin | July 28, 2010 3 comments

by Stephanie Goodwin, Greenpeace B.C. Director Greenpeace activist Brian Beaudry and I have been locked down in our large protest camp outside Enbridge Pipelines' downtown Vancouver office for the past eight hours. We are...

BP stations across London put out of action by Greenpeace volunteers

Feature story | July 27, 2010 at 14:16

This morning, starting at 5.30am, teams of Greenpeace volunteers have been shutting down BP stations across London. We aim to close dozens down this morning.

Not left, not right: just green

Blog entry by akanji | July 21, 2010

For people who think in political boxes, Greenpeace usually ends up in a box way over yonder on the left-hand side of the scale. And they're often surprised to find that's a mistake. We're an environmental group, not a political party,...

B.C. can choose to avoid massive oil spill

Blog entry by Stephanie Goodwin | July 7, 2010 1 comment

First published in the Georgia Straight , July 5, 2010. Imagine kayaking through peanut butter. Except the peanut butter is toxic crude oil from the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Paddling through the marshes of the...

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