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

 

Hurriya! Freedom reigns

Blog entry by Bruce Cox | February 12, 2011

After yesterday's celebration and victory for the people of Egypt, today marks the beginning of the hard work of implementing change while keeping the spirit of freedom and reform alive. We're left with more questions than answers as...

An EPIC battle for Canada's energy future

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | February 7, 2011

While reading the glowing assessment of the tar sands as Canada’s future in this morning’s Globe and Mail, I couldn’t help feeling that large chunks of the big picture were missing. One of the key pieces in the behind-the-scenes...

Don't underestimate the power of the sun

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | February 4, 2011

We all make mistakes. But five times in a row? Over the last 10 years, Greenpeace and the European Photovoltaic Industry Association have put out five previous editions of the Solar Generation report. And every time, we have...

Alberta’s attempt to bully U.S. Environmental Protection Agency falls flat

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | January 24, 2011

I thought only the Brits could pull off this kind of discreet disdain, but there’s probably a little less swagger in the step of Alberta’s officialdom after a polite-bordering-on-condescending rebuke from the U.S. Environmental...

New online mapping tool shows Minister Kent why he must stop new tar sands mine

Feature story | January 20, 2011 at 11:18

Environmental groups today launched a new online mapping tool to give new federal Environment Minister Peter Kent a sense of the size and scale of the tar sands by overlaying a map of the mining projects over his home riding to drive home the...

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