Clean Energy

Andy Wirth Discusses The Value Of Clean Power

Andy Wirth has a lot to say about climate change and the need for clean power. He picked a helpful venue in which to get his thoughts out in front of the public. In an op-ed for the Reno Gazette-Journal, the entrepreneur talks about the virtues of clean power.

In the op-ed, Wirth noted his pleasure with the Reno City Council and its decision to vote for the Clean Power Plan. As the name of the plan suggests, the idea at work here is to move the city away from “dirty” energy (coal, oil, etc.) and move towards a greater expansion of clean power. Clean power comes in the form of wind, solar, tidal power, and more.

In the op-ed, Wirth points out a number of reasons why the move to clean power is preferable to the current process. Namely, moving things in the direction of a “greener” economy has the potential to contribute to a growing, more sustainable economy.

Wirth also notes that clean energy would lead to reduced carbon emissions. By curtailing the release of carbon emissions into the air, the hope is the damage caused by the emissions is curtailed.

The Reno City Council does not have jurisdiction over state or federal policy. Clearly, the plan that the city council has passed only impacts the city itself. Through passing the local plan, the potential does exist for the council to influence lawmakers elsewhere.

Andy Wirth‘s commentary may carry a lot of weight with people who are on the proverbial fence about supporting clean power initiatives. As President and CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, Wirth has established himself as a major player in the resort and hotel industry. His name is well known and an endorsement from him could help a cause.

The op-ed might not change a lot of minds, but it can plant a few seeds for thought. Who knows where this will take public opinion over time.

Source: Reno Gazette-Journal

Andy Wirth; Embracing Clean Energy Will Result In Successful Economy

On 10th August 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the clean power plan. An initiative dedicated to eliminating carbon dioxide emissions from power plants existing in U.S. The following month, Andy Wirth gave his views during an Op-ed called clean power a good move for environment, economy. He commended Reno City Council for supporting the initiative that will enable the country embrace clean and renewable energy while doing away with dirty coal power. He noted that the council joins other domestic companies who are supporting the plan.

He highlighted the Clean Power Plan will enhance the both states’ and regionals’ economy. Clean energy will create employment opportunities and even attract top-notch companies such as Tesla, Microsoft, and Apple. These companies believe that clean energy is the future and will provide quality jobs to the residents.

He called on elected officials to accord the clean energy initiative the attention it deserves. He proceeded to commend those leaders who were supporting the plan. He suggested eradication of politics in the clean energy plan. The dirty energy being used in the country was the cause of drought, forest fires, and poor quality air.

Adopting the Clean Power Plan will lower the cost of household electricity and create a conducive environment. He noted that unnecessary emphasized being placed on traditional coal burning instead of adopting modern sources such solar and geothermal energy. He called on leaders both in the regional and state government to act as role models and lead the residents instead of practicing politics of convenience and political rhetoric. He noted greater technology innovation will be enhanced, and entrepreneurship boosted.

Andy Wirth is the CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holding, which is indisputably top tourist’s destination. He graduated from Colorado State University with Bachelor of Science degree and attended Edinburg University in Scotland. He is an active humanitarian supporting environmental and community service organizations such as Humane Society of Tahoe Truckee, High Fives, and The McConkey Foundation. He has an experience of over 25 years working in managerial and supervisory positions in the mountain resort and hotel industry. He added Chairman’s Outstanding Service Award to his many awards and recognition.