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


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.

What a success: the G8/G20 rally and march in Toronto

Feature story | June 26, 2010 at 10:05

More than thirty thousand braved wet weather to gather at Queen’s Park in downtown Toronto and then march to send a message to the leaders of the G8/G20 summits. The message to the G8/G20 leaders was: stop climate change, end fossil fuel...

Greenpeace calls on the G8 and G20 to keep their promise to end fossil fuel subsidies

Feature story | June 24, 2010 at 10:33

(Toronto) – G8 and G20 leaders meeting this weekend in Canada have an opportunity to end the world’s destructive addiction to fossil fuels, Greenpeace said today by keeping their promise to end subsidies to big oil and big coal.

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