Sky Sports

Sky Sports becomes first broadcaster in the world to run a live production with generators using GREEN D+ fuel

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Background

Sky Sports is a group of British subscription television sports channels operated by the satellite pay-TV company Sky, a division of Comcast.  Sky Sports are committed to powering their business with renewable energy, improving efficiency and driving down carbon emissions.

 

Challenge

Sky Sport’s outside broadcast operations are powered by mobile diesel generators.  They are often placed in built up areas, with crew in close proximity.   Sky Sports need the cleanest fuel possible which can run without any modifications to equipment, maintenance or changes to operating procedures.  Sky Sports need a fuel to help them reduce their carbon emissions, all part of Sky Zero their 10-year plan to be net zero carbon by 2030.  Find out more about Sky Zero here:  https://www.skygroup.sky/sky-zero .

Solution

On Tuesday 2nd February 2021 Sky Sports broadcasted the live Scottish Premiership match between Kilmarnock and Celtic becoming the first broadcaster in the world to produce live sport using GREEND+ fuel.  Throughout 2021 Sky Sports plan to switch all their Outside Broadcasts over to GREEND+ HVO. Watch the video below.

Sky Sports’ benefits by replacing regular diesel with GREEND+ HVO

  • Improving local air quality through:

    • NOx reduction of approximately 30%

    • Particulates reduction by 70%

  • Reducing Green House Gases

    • Reducing CO2e by approx. 90%

“We are entering a critical decade on the long road to climate recovery, and all businesses have the opportunity to accelerate progress and become part of the solution.

“Every business depends on and is fundamentally connected to the environment, and we have a responsibility to protect it. We need to take action now – because the world can’t wait.

“We’re on the journey, and we want to bring everyone with us. Sky Zero will transform our business, advocate for change and inspire our 24 million customers to go zero.”  Jeremy Darroch, Group Chief Executive, Sky

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