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

 

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...

BP Oil Spill: It’s the animals that worry me.

Blog entry by Stephanie Goodwin | July 5, 2010 2 comments

We have now been down here on the Gulf of Mexico for 5 days. It is hot and humid. Even though I knew full-well we were heading straight into hurricane Alex, I blithely expected clear skies and long sunny days. I am one member of...

Bearing witness to the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico

Blog entry by Stephanie Goodwin | July 2, 2010

first published in Georgia Strait , June 30, 2010. I knew I was in the Louisiana bayou when the water hugged the road on both sides. Power lines rose out of this water, trucks were sunk, and fishing boats sat idle. I’m in Grand...

G20 leaders and laggards take uneven steps towards ending fossil fuel subsidies

Feature story | June 28, 2010 at 11:29

(Toronto) – Some G20 leaders have taken first steps towards phasing out fossil fuel subsidies, but collectively, their actions fail to address the urgent need to stop catastrophic climate change.

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