January 2006 - NativeEnergy announced that Syriana, a political thriller about the global oil industry, is the first major motion picture to be made "climate neutral" by offsetting 100% of the carbon emissions generated during film production with renewable energy purchases. Warner Brothers Pictures and Participant Productions are purchasing approximately 2.7 million kWh of renewable energy certificates (RECs) through NativeEnergy to offset the estimated 2,040 tons of carbon dioxide emitted from the energy used in filming, air travel, rental car and truck use, hotels, on-location diesel generators, offices and warehouses, and shipping. The RECs are derived from a Pennsylvania farm methane generator and a Midwest wind project.
NativeEnergy also partnered with non-profit StopGlobalWarming.org, and the St. Louis Rams and Philadelphia Eagles football teams to offset the carbon emissions from energy used during a recent football game at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis.
News Release - SYRIANA Fights Pollution with Renewable Energy: Warner Bros. Pictures, Participant Productions and NativeEnergy challenge Hollywood to follow their lead
News Release - Rams-Eagles in NFL's First Climate Neutral Regular Season Game
NativeEnergy Contact: Billy Connelly, (617) 877-6745