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 Local 891
    • Location Fixers
    • Manhattan Beach Studios
    • Municipal Film Liaisons
    • Portable Electric Ltd.
    • Provincial Film Commission at Creative BC
    • Reel Green
    • Sim International
    • Trinity Power
    • Vancouver Mobile Dressing Rooms
    • 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. 


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

    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.

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

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

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

  • The Clean Energy Committee has developed resources to empower the motion picture industry to opt for alternative power choices. 

    Clean Energy Resource Maps One-Sheet
    An introduction to the Grid Power Access and Generator Data Collection maps.  The PDF includes links and QR codes for both resources and can be printed or shared digitally for easy access anywhere.

    Grid Power Access Map
    Shares the availability of existing alternative power sources in the Lower Mainland as well as sites identified as a priority for future clean power.  Users are encouraged to submit locations with existing clean energy sources directly through the form on the map. 

    Generator Data Collection Map
    Collects and displays generator parking locations in the Lower Mainland to identify areas that would benefit most from alternative power sources.

    Clean Energy Toolkit – Grid Power
    An introduction to grid power and how it can be integrated to replace traditional diesel generators.

  • 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:

      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.
      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.
      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.