In His Op-Ed Piece, Andy Wirth Welcomes Clean Energy To Reno

In late August of 2015 the City Council of Reno, Nevada voted unanimously to adopt a measure to support the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan. The plan promises to put a priority on cleaner, renewable energy sources for the city in the future.

In the following week the Reno Gazette-Journal published an Op-Ed piece by Andy Wirth praising the City Council for ushering the city of Reno into the future of clean, renewable energy. The Op-Ed can be viewed here: Clean Power a good move for environment, economy.

Mr. Wirth’s Op-Ed suggests that the measure shows that Reno is leading the way into a future of clean, renewable energy sources and practices. Mr. Wirth states that it is time to begin pressuring our elected officials to stop relying on old, dirty, energy sources like coal and move on to more efficient and renewable ones.

Wirth’s Op-Ed also brings up the economical boost the new clean energy initiatives will bring to the area while also lowering the carbon footprint of Reno. He states that less dependence on coal and oil will have a positive effect on the quality of air in the region as well.

Mr. Wirth is a resident of Lodi, California and is the President and CEO of the Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows Ski Resorts in California. He sits on the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board of Directors, the Executive Committee of the California Ski Association and the Lake Tahoe Winter Olympics Committee where he is the President and Chairman.

Andy Wirth has won or has been recognized for numerous awards for community service and professional performance. The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board of Trustees awarded him with the Chairman’s Outstanding Service Award in 2012. While working in Steamboat Springs, Colorado in 2002 he was named Business Leader of the Year.

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