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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 industrys consumption of fossil fuels and enhance BC position as the greenest production centre in the world.

Committee Members
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
Benefits of Clean Energy
  • 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 commitment to green production solutions
  • Inspire further collaboration within the motion picture industry
Committee Action

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.

Get Involved

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.
Contact us

Contact Katharine Pavoni, Manager, Motion Picture Industry and Community Affairs, kpavoni (at) creativebc.com

Find clean energy resources developed by the Committee in the Clean Energy Toolkit

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Clean Energy Resource Maps

Grid Power Access

An interactive map for clean energy resources for filmmakers in the Lower Mainland.

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Generator Parking Locations

Collects and displays generator parking locations in the Lower Mainland.

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