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A 100% renewable energy supplier has partnered with BAFTA’s sustainability initiative. Good Energy and BAFTA’s ‘albert’ scheme hopes to reduce the carbon footprint of film and television production by supporting […]

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By Jonny Bairstow

A 100% renewable energy supplier has partnered with BAFTA’s sustainability initiative.

Good Energy and BAFTA’s ‘albert’ scheme hopes to reduce the carbon footprint of film and television production by supporting the industry’s transition to clean electricity.

The collaboration plans to make renewable power more affordable for creative organisations by buying it collectively, with the ultimate goal of increasing the amount demanded and produced in the UK.

Currently, around 13 tonnes of carbon emissions are associated with the production of one hour’s worth of content.

Almost 60% of those emissions come from electricity. BAFTA and Good Energy say switching to renewables is an easy way to eliminate these emissions.

Production companies and organisations already signed up to the service include Mammoth Films, Splice, Neal Street Productions, Band Films and Directors UK, as well as BAFTA itself.

Good Energy will supply green electricity to all three of BAFTA’s main offices in London.

Juliet Davenport, CEO and Founder of Good Energy, said: We’re incredibly excited to be partnering with albert, helping to achieve a more sustainable future for the UK’s film and television industries.

“Switching to clean, green energy is the simplest step that businesses can take to cutting carbon emissions and one of the biggest solutions to tackle climate change.”

From April, all BBC programmes will have to track their carbon footprint using the albert carbon calculator.