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Transition to Clean Economy

A clean energy economy is 100% possible in your lifetime


November 13th 2015

Visual: The transition to 100% renewables is not only necessary, it's 100% possible.On the eve of the Paris Climate Summit, we have an unprecedented opportunity to be heard by our new government on climate issues. Join us in Ottawa on November 29 for the 100% Possible March for Climate Solutions and Justice: www.100possible.ca #100possible

Keystone XL

#NOKXL Pumpkin Carving Party


November 1st 2015

Visual: Pipeline Fighters gathered at Harmony Nursery in Bradshaw, NE on Friday, Oct. 30 to carve a #NOKXL message to Pres. Barack Obama and new Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau into a whole lot of pumpkins!

Transition to Clean Economy, Create Clean, Low-carbon Jobs

New Report: Protect the climate, save money, and create Jobs

October 29th 2015

Report: "The Clean Energy Future: Protecting the Climate, Creating Jobs and Saving Money" shows that the United States can reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050 — while adding half-a-million jobs and saving Americans billions of dollars on their electrical, heating, and transportation costs. Joe Uehlein of the Labor Network for Sustainability says, “This report is good news for American workers. Protecting the climate has often been portrayed as a threat to American workers’ jobs and the U.S. economy. But this report shows that a clean energy future will produce more jobs than “business as usual” with fossil fuels.”

Stop the Expansion

Lockdown: The end of growth in the tar sands


Hannah McKinnon, Greg Muttitt and Lorne Stockman | Oil Change International - October 28th 2015

Report: The pipelines exporting tar sands out of Alberta are almost full, according to new analysis by Oil Change International. Without the construction of major pipelines, such as Energy East, Kinder Morgan or Keystone XL, there will be no room for further growth in tar sands extraction and tens of billions of metric tonnes of carbon will be kept in the ground. This would be a significant step towards a safer climate.

Canadian Election

Greenpeace remakes classic CBC short film as a wake-up call for voters


October 15th 2015

Visual: Remember the classic animation that played when CBC TV transmissions began in the morning and signed-off at night? The original animation showed a Canada with sparkling lakes, ancient forests, rugged mountains and wild coastlines. After nine years of Harper government, this remake shows a Canada dominated by pipelines, oil spills and seismic blasting in the Arctic.

Climate Impacts, Transition to Clean Economy

Canadian Climate Policy Report Card: 2015


Marc Jaccard | Simon Fraser University - October 8th 2015

Report: In this 2015 climate policy report card, I evaluate the Canadian government’s emission commitments and policy actions. In the nine years since its promise to reduce Canadian emissions 20% by 2020 and 65% by 2050, the Canadian government has implemented virtually no polices that would materially reduce emissions. The 2020 target is now unachievable without great harm to the Canadian economy. And this may also be the case for the 2050 target, which would require an almost complete transformation of the Canadian energy system in the remaining 35 years.