Productions and Clean Energy: Harnessing the Potential of the Supply Chain

This article was first published by Green Spark Group.

Accelerating opportunities to decarbonize the production systems behind motion-pictures was a central topic at last fall’s Sustainable Production Forum (SPF21). Our previous article highlighted how experts and panellists at SPF21 discussed the need to acknowledge the industry’s carbon problem as a first step to build in accountability for change, as well as the role productions and studios must play in creating a strong signal for clean energy targets and infrastructure by working with local governments.

In this, our third article in a series intended to spark discussion on clean energy, we continue to build on the energetic discourse and possibility space emerging from SPF21. We’ll examine how our industry can amplify the market signal for clean energy technology by engaging its supply chain, thereby creating ripple effects that enable the range and scale of options required to meet carbon reduction goals increasingly set by studios, broadcasters, as well as local and national governments.

Industry collaboration with supply chains is a necessity

It’s a truism that collective action on climate change, including clean energy solutions to drive down carbon emissions, is how meaningful results will be achieved. No single crew member, production or production studio can successfully and aggressively achieve carbon emissions reductions without working with others. Productions can achieve collective success by working across departments to identify mutually beneficial solutions, and both productions and studios working with local governments can help accelerate the development of clean energy infrastructure like electric vehicle charging stations and direct grid tie-in access points.

Yet, in the vein of collective action, engaging and collaborating with the industry’s supply chain may provide some of the most meaningful opportunities for clean energy to be realized.

Read the full story published by Green Spark Group.