In Andy Wirth’s recent op-ed in the Reno Gazette-Journal, he takes on the topic of clean power and how it helps both the economy and the environment. He discusses how the Reno City Council voted to support the Clean Power Plan. This plan seeks to move our country away from reliance on coal power, which is dirty, to clean and renewable energy sources.
Andy, the CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, takes the environment seriously as he is active in environmental and community service organizations in the Lake Tahoe area. He seeks to improve the area for people of all ages.
Mr. Wirth’s op-ed piece says that the times have “changed.” People are accepting clean energy as a responsible alternative to former forms of energy we’ve used. Andy wants the City Council to move forward with actionable measures to embrace the Clean Power Plan. He also believes that business people can benefit from the plan and it can help create a robust economy.
Andy Wirth once suffered a serious injury while skydiving – he had to have an arm reattached. He does not shy away from his injury. Instead, he created an Ironman team called “Wounded Warrior Support.” They raise money for the Navy Seal Foundation.
His dedication to improving Lake Tahoe and the economy in the region is very inspiring. He is genuine in his endeavors and seeks to make Lake Tahoe a better, more hospitable place than it even is now.