We work with funders and policy makers to advocate for the role of the arts and culture in the transition to a more environmentally sustainable society and embed sustainable practices at a strategic level.
New for Autumn 2019, this exciting partnership between Creative Carbon Scotland, BAFTA's albert and Good Energy enables Scottish cultural organisations to get 100% renewable energy with preferable pricing and guaranteed benefits.
What is ‘Creative Energy’?
Creative Energy is a renewable energy procurement strategy designed to give members the very best energy proposition to meet our net-zero emissions reduction targets: 100% renewable, fossil-fuel-free energy.
Hosted and run by BAFTA’s albert initiative, it works through tender process, with the energy requirements of Creative Energy members tendered by albert on behalf of the collective.
All Good Energy’s electricity comes from 100% (REGO) certified renewable sources and produced by their own renewable assets (wind and solar sites) plus their community of UK independent renewable generators with Power Purchasing Agreements (PPAs). Good Energy matches every unit of power that their customers use with a unit of 100% renewable electricity, helping to balance supply with demand.
Award winning business services
Every Good Energy customer is guaranteed dedicated account and relationship management, and can provide additional benefits to cultural organisation would would find them useful, such as: desktop surveys and energy audits; connection assessments; help to analyse energy consumption and advice on how to reduce it; advice on onsite generation and storage, behavioural change advice for staff and audiences, and even discount codes for staff!
Preferential Pricing – The Fixed Creative Energy Partnership Tariff
Small Business supplies (most cultural offices and smaller arts venues) will be quoted prices with a reduction from Good Energy’s standard unit rates at all times. Larger Business supplies (large theatre and arts buildings) will be quoted a reduction from Good Energy’s standard pricing.
Investment into renewable infrastructure
Dependent on organisational size and suitability, Good Energy will work with organisations to support the installation of electric vehicle chargers, alongside onsite renewable generation and storage advice.
Who is Part of the Creative Energy Project?
The Creative Energy Project was originally developed for the film and TV industries – this is the first time it’s been accessible to Scottish cultural organisations of any form! Some of the existing members of the Creative Energy Project include BAFTA, Directors UK, Ealing Studios, and Band Films:
How does it work?
The Creative Energy Project uses the power of procurement to find the best service, rate and investment in renewable energy for culture and the creative industries:
You contact albert; they contact the supplier: you get a quote for 100% renewable energy at the preferential Creative Energy Project price! In joining the Creative Energy Project, your organisation becomes a member of the project.
Every 24 months, albert tenders for the membership group, to secure the best rate and benefits on behalf of members. The current energy provider (January 2019 – December 2020) for the Creative Energy Project is Good Energy. albert will tender for the next 24 months on the open market by October 2020 for a January 2021 start date.
The final selection criteria is based on five key elements/requirements:
A renewable, zero carbon product (no nuclear power or greenwashing)
Business customer service and value-added benefits/services
Investment into renewable infrastructure
Investment in marketing and engaging with creative sector audiences
The Creative Energy Project is an initiative created and run by albert, an UK-based organisation formed in 2011 and governed by an industry consortium, they support everyone working in film and TV to understand their opportunities to create positive environmental change.
Creative Carbon Scotland has worked with albert in a number of ways to support film and TV producers in Scotland to tackle climate change and environmental impact in their work: hosting free carbon literacy training, signposting resources, and working with them on research for Screen Scotland.
In collaborating in the Creative Energy Project, we’re excited to enable Scottish cultural organisations to access this great service for the sector!
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