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

 

The Canadian government should not be writing blank cheques for a Texas oil-giant

Blog entry by Mike Hudema, Climate & Energy Campaigner | May 16, 2018

Right now, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is thinking about using our tax dollars to bail out a Texas oil company’s failing pipeline and tanker project.   The federal government announced today that it's prepared to "indemnify" ...

Five Ways People Are Standing Up To Oil Pipeline Companies

Blog entry by Alex Speers-Roesch | May 1, 2018

All over the world, people are getting more concerned about the threats posed by major new oil pipelines. They’re prone to spills and, as a result, they’re a serious risk to clean water and the wildlife, ecosystems and communities...

Landmark climate bill moves to committee stage in Ontario

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | April 13, 2018

The march for climate justice took another step forward this week as the landmark  Liability for Climate-Related Harms Act  passed second reading in the Ontario legislature and is now on its way to committee for further study. The...

Go Back To Texas Kinder Morgan, You Are Not Wanted Here. People power gets the goods...

Blog entry by Mike Hudema | April 11, 2018

After one historic month because of strength of Indigenous leaders and the power of people we have a Texas based pipeline company on the run . On Saturday, Grand Chief Stewart Phillip joined with other Indigenous leaders, Naomi...

Standing up for the little guy: Climate liability legislation introduced in Ontario

Blog entry by Keith Stewart | March 27, 2018

Any politician who claims to stand up for the little guy should support the climate liability legislation introduced this week in the Ontario legislature. The Liability for Climate-Related Harms Act was introduced as a...

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