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

 

Oil company wants to restart operations at site of unstoppable tar sands spill

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | March 6, 2014

One of Canada’s largest oil companies seems to be unaware of the basic rule we all learned in kindergarten: if you make a mess, you clean it up…. before making another one.  Act now to prevent CNRL from making a big tar sands...

Climate change missing from federal budget

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | February 12, 2014

The words “climate change” never appear in yesterday’s 427-page federal budget . The costs of climate change are there, albeit unacknowledged as connected to global warming. On page 228, the government notes it will spend “$2.8...

Parents beware: Big oil wants your kids

Blog entry by Diego Creimer, communications officer | February 5, 2014 3 comments

Image: D. Gordon E. Robertson / Wikimedia Commons Last weekend, my partner and I decided to take our two kids to the Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa. It was not our first time there and I knew we were going to see...

Russian parliament votes to grant amnesty to Arctic 30

Feature story | December 18, 2013 at 11:38

The Russian parliament has today formally adopted an amnesty that will end legal proceedings against the Arctic 30. The Greenpeace activists who spent two months in jail after a peaceful protest in the Arctic have expressed relief, but they...

Latest Updates from the Arctic Sunrise activists and crew members

Feature story | December 4, 2013 at 9:00

UPDATED: From peaceful action to dramatic seizure: a timeline of events since the Arctic Sunrise took action September 18 (CET).

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