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

 

Bothered by My Green Conscience

Blog entry by Anil Kanji | May 25, 2009 3 comments

Franke James, talking about how lasting change is often sparked by a combination of factors - legislation, social acceptance, and community initiative and desire: What levers work best to change behaviours?  Will we do something we...

Good News - Canada's Energy [R]evolution

Blog entry by Anil Kanji | May 11, 2009 1 comment

Today Greenpeace Canada is proud to announce the release of "Energy [R]evolution: A Sustainable Canada Energy Outlook", an exciting, groundbreaking report that shows how Canada can employ renewable energy to reduce climate-change-caus...

Greenpeace and Renewable Energy Industry Call for Energy Revolution to survive

Feature story | May 10, 2009 at 17:00

Greenpeace and the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC) have released the Energy [R]evolution: A Sustainable Canada Energy Outlook, a new report detailing a revolutionary green energy scenario for Canada that could cut this country’s...

Hope and Opportunity

Blog entry by Anil Kanji | May 7, 2009

The threat of climate change is serious.  There's no question that part of thwarting it will involve us taking a serious look at how we live our lives and what expectations we place on our politicians and industries.  At the same time,...

Reasons to Believe

Blog entry by Anil Kanji | April 28, 2009

Don't shove down my throat anything that runs on promises, rainbows and unicorn farts. Let me have my Mustang in peace. - Comment on Greenpeace International's  " Making Waves " blog from ferrarimanf355 Over the next few weeks...

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