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

 

Climate Rescue Station launched against coal in Poland

Feature story | November 11, 2008 at 17:00

We have set up a Climate Rescue Station on the edge of a vast open pit coal mine in Konin, Poland. The Rescue Station is a four storey tall planet earth and will be used as a platform to tell the world that we can save the climate, but only if we...

Ontario Power Generation: An Environmental Holocaust Every Day of the Year

Blog entry by Dave Martin | October 19, 2008

In October, the Toronto Star ran a feature article on the “Top 75”  employers in the Greater Toronto Area” (“ GTA’s Top 75 ”, Toronto Star , October 18, 2008). Amongst many other companies, the Star commended Ontario Power...

Activists interrupt Harper in Toronto

Feature story | October 7, 2008 at 17:00

Two Greenpeace staff interupted Prime Minister Stephen Harper during a speech in downtown Toronto today. Climate and Energy Coordinator Dave Martin stood on a chair and held up a banner reading “Stop Global Warming: Support KYOTOplus” during...

Don't Vote Conservative if you care about the environment

Feature story | September 29, 2008 at 17:00

In an unprecedented move by non-governmental organizations, Greenpeace and Sierra Club Canada joined together today to urge voters to vote against the Harper Conservatives in the October 14th federal election

Greenpeace campaigner roughed up, tossed from Harper campaign event

Feature story | September 26, 2008 at 17:00

A Greenpeace campaign coordinator was roughed up outside an event for Prime Minister Harper as he tried to display a sign reading "Stop Global Warming: Support KYOTOplus".

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