Salt Lake business owners toured southern Utah on Wednesday, learning about renewable energy.
It’s part of an initiative by the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce to show off some of Utah’s natural resources.
The business leaders are construction firms, energy developers, and utility representatives, but they’re all learning the same thing, getting green energy.
“In Utah, we are so strong because we have such breadth across the entire spectrum of energy,” said Salt Lake Chamber executive director Lane Beatty. “You talk about geothermal, and the wind and what’s taking place and all of those and how they can do it.”
The renewable energy tour is a joint effort through the Salt Lake Chamber and the state Office of Energy Development. Director Samantha Julian said as more businesses turn to renewable energy, it’s important to see firsthand how it can benefit a company’s production.
“People didn’t really know if it was going to generate power and how much could it generate, and could it power our communities and our schools,” Julian said. “But it does and it is.” (…)