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Andy Wirth’s Plan For Clean Power

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Andrew Wirth has been working tirelessly towards clean energy, and all this work is finally beginning to pay off. Not long ago, the Reno City Council cast a vote in support of the Clean Power Plan, which hopefully will take the country from coal power to a new, cleaner and renewable energy. That vote made the council another significant member that gives support to the Clean Power Plan. Times have already changed a lot, and a better economy is rising, and bringing us cleaner energy. Our region has unacceptably poor air quality, along with the drought and increase in forest fires.

Andrew Wirth was born on the twenty-fifth of July and makes a living in the mountain resort and hotel industry. At the moment, he is the President and CEO of the Squaw Valley Ski Holdings. He has worked in this industry for more than twenty-five years now. Wirth’s career started with the Steamboat Springs Resort back in 1986, and he served in quite a few different leadership and marketing positions there, and at its parent companies. Wirth has also received a few professional and community service awards, not limited to the Chairman’s Outstanding Service Award, and the Community Five Award, along with many others. He strives to make the ski area a great tourist destination, and to give truly clean energy to the area as a replacement for coal.

After having his arm ripped off in a skydiving accident where he missed the designated landing area, instead landing on a fence of metal posts and wire, his arm was surgically reconnected, and Andy Wirth helped to co-found an Ironman team, “Wounded Warrior Support.” Which honors the men of the Navy SEALs, and supports them and their families after they return to their homes. Andy Wirth has contributed a lot to the Lake Tahoe community service and environmental organizations, which focus on improving the area for the general population.

Source: Reno Gazette-Journal.

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

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015
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.