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

 

Harper Backs Nuclear in Throne Speech

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | November 19, 2008

The Harper government backed nuclear power in today's Throne Speech under the guise of climate protection.  Like most of the Harper goverment's so-called climate programs, the government's nuclear commitment is in fact a dangerous...

Harper, Obama, and the Tar Sands

Blog entry by Dave Martin | November 17, 2008 8 comments

Suncor tar sands facility in Fort McMurray Sadly, there is some truth in the claim by Canada’s new environment minister Jim Prentice that the climate change policies of Stephen Harper and Barack Obama are similar.     The...

Greenpeace Opens its First Permanent African Offices

Feature story | November 12, 2008 at 17:00

Today Greenpeace opened its first permanent offices in Africa with a new continental headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa and field offices in Kinchasa, Democratic Republic of Congo and Dakar, Senegal. Though campaigning in Africa for more...

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...

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