Clean Energy Committee

  • The Clean Energy Committee was born out of the need to create resources and provide guidance for clean energy initiatives in the motion picture industry.  Founded in 2020, the Committee supports implementation of clean energy sources to reduce the motion picture industry’s consumption of fossil fuels and enhance BC’s position as the greenest production centre in the world.

  • The Reel Green Clean Energy Committee is made up of motion picture industry stakeholders in the Province of British Columbia.  Members of the committee include representatives from several industry organizations and stakeholders including, but not limited to:  

    • BC Hydro
    • Burrard Power
    • Canadian Media Producers Association
    • Directors Guild of Canada BC Branch
    • Green Spark Group
    • IATSE 891
    • Location Fixers
    • Municipal Film Liaisons
    • Provincial Film Commission at Creative BC
    • Reel Green
    • Sim International
    • Trinity Power
    • William F. Whites
    • Reduce the overall carbon footprint of the motion picture industry
    • Respect communities with quiet and clean power sources for on-location filming
    • Clean air for our communities
    • Encourage companies to meet sustainability and corporate responsibility goals
    • Promote innovation and forward-thinking for clean energy technology
    • Production savings on equipment, labour, and fuel use
    • Demonstrate the motion picture industry’s commitment to green production solutions
    • Inspire further collaboration within the motion picture industry
  • The Clean Energy Committee supports sustainable production in BC by creating resources, tackling misconceptions that have historically served as roadblocks, and providing guidance for clean energy initiatives in the BC motion picture industry. 

     

    DATA COLLECTION
    Collect and communicate information regarding clean energy sources and locations to all members of the motion picture industry.
     

    COMMUNICATION
    Provide communication regarding the mission of the committee to gain further support and utilize collected data to identify positive progress and unify industry wide goals.
     

    STANDARDIZATION
    Collaborate with equipment vendors, energy suppliers and industry users to ensure standardization of clean energy sources.
     

    RESOURCES & TOOLKITS
    Provide information and tool kits to the motion picture industry that clarify process, goals, and potential clean energy opportunities.
     

    STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT
    Align our goals and commitments with federal, provincial and municipal climate action plans.

  • We, as an industry, need the support and buy-in from our industry stakeholders and communities that support our work.  There are three main areas to consider:

    • ON THE GROUND CREW
      Crew should be empowered to ask the right questions in a timely manner about accessing clean energy.  Thinking outside the box will elevate our opportunities to provide short-term solutions when on location.
       
    • PROPERTY OWNERS/MANAGERS/LIAISONS
      Consider installing and providing access to clean energy options for productions, which can further elevate sustainability goals while simultaneously providing better service to the industry.
       
    • FUNDING
      Permanent plug-in power kiosks across the lower mainland will provide more efficient service to sustain support vehicles and set power needs, demonstrating to the public that we are committed to green solutions.