The Jazz Green Team
The Jazz Green Team is committed to creating more awareness around green initiatives and practices that will help keep our beautiful state’s air clean and its water pure.
We help support those organizations who strive to make Utah a cleaner, more energy efficient and sustainable place to live.
We invite you to stand with us by doing your part to be green and SHOW UTAH SOME LOVE!
Utah Jazz Green Street Team
Who is Washakie?
Washakie Renewable Energy is the largest producer of biodiesel in the Intermountain West and a proud sponsor of the Jazz Green Team. Since 2007, WRE has been committed to providing our region with the highest quality biodiesel and pushing the limits of biofuel innovation.
At full operating capacity, biofuel produced by WRE has the potential to remove 180 million pounds of CO2 from the atmosphere every year—which can go a long way to reducing Utah’s inversions and improving air quality.
How is it made?
Biodiesel can be made from almost any vegetable oil, including recycled oil and grease from restaurants. It is created by taking raw vegetable oil and then separating it through a chemical process that produces methyl esters (diesel) and glycerin (a soap ingredient).
Currently all Larry H. Miller properties turn over their used oil and grease to be converted to biodiesel.Click here to sign your business up for grease collection >
What is it used for?
Biodiesel can be used in most diesel engines as a cleaner, cheaper and biodegradable source of fuel.
And with diesel vehicle production predicted to increase in the years to come, biodiesel will provide a valuable, renewable and lower emissions fuel source that will help the environment and our economy.
Other Green Team Members
Questar has been a leader in the natural gas industry for many years, making it a rich part of Salt Lake City history. Today, they provide retail gas distribution, interstate gas transportation & storage, and gas development & production for the valley.
For more info, visit questargas.com
Rocky Mountain Power has powered the West since 1881. Their company has grown from just a few local customers to serving over 1.5 million people across six states. Today, their generous foundation provides economic development, education and activities that strengthen our community.
For more info, visit rockymountainpower.net
The Utah Office of Energy Development
The Utah Office of Energy Development is dedicated to the promotion of conventional, unconventional, renewable, and energy efficiency resources, as well as alternative transportation energy infrastructure. The Office of Energy Development also has a number of development tools that will be critical to Utah’s energy future.
For more info, visit energy.utah.gov