Andy Wirth Applauds Reno City Council For Voting In Favor Of The Clean Power Plan

October 13th, 2015 by admin
Andy Wirth clearly chimed in with his support of the Reno city council as they voted in favor of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan. Wirth’s opinion was short and potent in an Op-Ed recently printed in the Reno Gazette-Journal. The Reno city council is not the only entity to vote for the Clean Power Plan in the region. Other private sector companies have already chosen to support the EPA’s plan. Wirth points out that change is not just happening but has happened. He applauds the voices in the region who have embraced clean energy over dirty outdated energy sources. Moving towards clean energy not only contributes to the air we breathe but to the economy we operate in. Companies such as Apple, Microsoft and Tesla are all about clean energy. These companies also bring great jobs with them too. Wirth also makes the point that the region has great access to solar and geothermal energy yet coal is still being burned at the Valmy coal plant. The time to evolve is here, now.

Born in Neubrucke, Germany in 1963, Andy Wirth brings quite a bit of life experience with his opinion. Wirth has attended Edinburgh University in Scotland and also Colorado State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree. Wirth has been a wilderness ranger, hot shot fire crew member, has held various higher level marketing positions in the ski resort industry and has even appeared on a 2013 episode of Undercover Boss. Apparently, Wirth is willing to risk life and limb, quite literally, to be a doer rather than just a talker. In 2013, Wirth had a near fatal skydiving accident in which his right arm was torn off. After 50 days in the hospital and over 23 surgeries Wirth returned to work. This skydiving accident prompted Wirth to found a team called “Wounded Warrior Support”. This team raises support for the Navy SEAL Foundation, which supports Spec-Ops team members and families after they return from deployment.

Andy Wirth is currently the President and CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings and has also been appointed Chairman of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board. Wirth works to improve the Lake Tahoe area for people of all ages. Apparently, Wirth is passionate about not only improving the attractiveness of the area as a ski resort but also the environment that future generations will live in.

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