Film London has announced that research on Phase II of The Fuel Project has begun with funding secured from Netflix and Sky. This unprecedented report will be co-delivered by Creative Zero and Film London, building on the success of The Fuel Project – Supplier Guidance Report released last year.
The Fuel Project provides Film and HETV production suppliers with practical information, procedures, and assistance as they transition to new, low-carbon technology to reduce emissions in the sector. Phase I evaluated the usage of low-carbon energy alternatives, providing practical methods to reduce the amount of carbon emissions and air pollutants released by vehicle transportation and mobile power units (generators) in manufacturing. This new phase will deliver a comprehensive report involving an extensive collection of data and will be accessible to all. The report will reflect specific recommendations for the London Metropolitan area, with the hope that key findings can be shared across the country. The research will be based in London, and it will be the first time that this type of industry-wide data has been collected in the UK film and TV sector.
The second phase of The Fuel Project aims to work closely with industry partners in a collaborative approach to gather essential data on total emissions created from vehicle and mobile power use. By surveying film and TV suppliers’ transport and mobile power fleets, the Fuel Project can also better inform Net Zero pledges from broadcasters, streamers, and producers, as well as provide efficient guidance into where combined industry investment is required.
Daniela Kirchner, Chief Operating Office of Film London and Lead Partner of Green Screen said, ‘’The Film and TV industry must continue to work closely together to confront the challenges of climate breakdown. Industry-wide collaboration is key if we are to reduce production emissions more efficiently. We are therefore delighted that Netflix and Sky will be funding the second phase of The Fuel Project, helping film and TV industry suppliers take substantial, first steps toward decarbonisation. I would like to thank them for their support in accelerating our industry’s path toward net zero emissions. It’s also great to be working with Creative Zero on the Fuel Project again, building on research that has already helped inform more efficient sustainable practices within our sector. I look forward to seeing Phase II come to fruition in the coming months.’’
While the main focus of the study is suppliers, they are seeking information from across the industry, including broadcasters, streamers, major studios, production companies, producers and sustainability professionals. Additional information on who can complete the survey and how to do so, can also be found at the below link. The deadline for completion is 20 November 2023, with analysis and a final report delivered in 2024.
The Fuel Project Phase II Supplier Fuel Study survey can be found here: https://filmlondon.org.uk/fuel-project-phase-ii