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

 

Canada and Australia: working together to thwart action on climate

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | June 10, 2014 2 comments

Just when I think the Canadian government can’t embarrass us anymore our Prime Minister opens his mouth again. Yesterday, Prime Minister Harper and Prime Minister Abbott from Australia spoke about climate change. (Please take all...

Pattison's Climate Double Standard: Chooses Denial Over Solutions

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | June 9, 2014 1 comment

A few years ago we tried to put up a billboard. The billboard said, “When there’s a huge solar spill. It’s just called a nice day. Green jobs, not more oil spills.” It wasn’t the raciest of billboards, in fact, some might call it...

Crime and little punishment: Alberta has long way to go to fix pipeline problems

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | June 4, 2014

Plains Midstream’s Rainbow pipeline spill was one of the largest spills in Alberta’s history. It lasted for over eight hours as Plains Midstream failed to diagnose the problem and attempted to restart their line three times, each time...

New VIDEO: Alberta’s kids don’t need a tar sands education.

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | June 3, 2014 2 comments

Please watch and share with your networks Alberta public education authorities have invited tar sands giants Syncrude, Suncor, and Cenovus to help draft ‘ Alberta’s future curriculum’  from kindergarten to grade 12.

Total blow to tar sands development: big victory for environment

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | May 30, 2014

Yesterday, the environment and communities directly affected by the tar sands won big! Total E&P, a major tar sands company, which is also a confirmed shipper for the proposed and now delayed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline,...

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