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

 

Isn’t it Time We Fixed Alberta’s Energy Democracy? Solar can help us do just that.

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | September 6, 2016

Over the course of the summer, Greenpeace has been in communities throughout the province enlisting the support of regular Albertans to speed the provinces renewable ambitions. The campaign called ‘Solar 4 All’ isn’t just about...

The Coming of a New Era: Solar for All in Alberta

Blog entry by Melina Laboucan Massimo | September 6, 2016

With Alberta’s changing political landscape, there are promising new opportunities to see solar become a tangible solution to empower our communities, meaningfully address climate change and pivot to a clean energy economy. First...

Solar power yields big benefits for farmers

Blog entry by Tamara Herman | August 11, 2016 1 comment

Farmers hardly need convincing when it comes to taking advantage of the power of the sun. Yet these days, farmers have found a new use for it. A growing number of farms are turning to solar installations to power their operations in a...

Greenpeace at the World Social Forum

Blog entry by Lana Goldberg | August 9, 2016

What an exciting time it is to be in Canada this summer! The World Social Forum, which began in 2001 in Porto Alegre, Brazil, will make history as the first event of its kind to be held in the northern hemisphere . Montreal will host...

United Voice: How People Power Changed Germany’s Renewable Future and Could Change...

Blog entry by Nick von Wackerbarth - Greenpeace volunteer | August 5, 2016

While we have all the technology needed to do it; no one is arguing that the transition away from fossil fuels that’s required by 2050 is going to be easy. This rings even truer in places like Alberta, where fossil fuel extraction has...

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