Clean Energy

Andy Wirth Supports Clean Power Plan And Wants More Action

Prominent businessman and CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Resorts, Andy Wirth is ecstatic that the Reno City council has voted in favor of the Clean Power Plan. The plan’s goal is to create an economy in the United States that is built on and powered by clean energy. The city council has come on board as a proponent of the Clean Power Plan, joining powerful companies in the Reno-Tahoe area of Nevada and California as the latest backer of the plan. Together the council and major businesses in the area can push local utilities and citizens towards cleaner energy and a better future. Mr. Wirth applauds the actions of these companies and government council and sees it as a stepping stone forward in bringing renewable energy to the Reno-Tahoe region.

Mr. Wirth firmly believes that renewable energy is needed right now, and the sooner the better. “We can’t wait for clean energy to come to our area at some distant time in the future” Wirth states. “It should be developed here right now” he goes on. Andry Wirth is a firm believer that creating renewable, clean energy will stimulate the local economy and create jobs. Major companies are backing renewable energy projects all over the country, and going along with their lead can only speed up the process of creating reliable clean energy infrastructure in Reno-Tahoe where Wirth resides. The full article on Andy Wirth’s opinion on clean energy and its effects was published in the Reno Gazette-Journal and can be seen there.

Andry Wirth is a major business figure in the Reno-Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada. He runs Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, a company that includes multiple top ski resorts of Olympic caliber in the mountains of California. Wirth is also a chairman of the Reno Tahoe Airport Authority Board, a council dedicated to promoting travel to the region. Wirth is an avid supporter of bringing clean energy to his place of residence and supports wounded warriors who served their country abroad.

Andy Wirth – Fights For The Clean Power Plan

The environment is finally becoming an important topic for politicians, and the way to change how big industries affect the environment is through law and policies that create rules that need to be followed in order to prevent further pollution. One such plan is the Clean Power Plan whose purpose is to move us away from the dependence on dirty coal power toward clean and renewable power sources.

As a major supporter and contributor to environmental and community service organizations, including the Humane Society of Tahoe Truckee, The Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation Community House, High Fives and others, Andy Wirth spoke about his views on the Clean Power plan in a recent op-ed for the Reno Gazette-Journal. He states how it is important to act now and not wait until some distant point in the future. Furthermore, he holds the view that the subject of clean energy is apolitical, and that it is on us to change how we treat our surroundings. Despite the fact that the region has access to some of the best solar and geothermal energy in the nation, coal is still being used to make electricity at the Valmy coal plant.

Andy Wirth is well-known for his work at mountain resort and hotel industry. He is currently the President and CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, which is the parent company of Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley ski resorts in Olympic Valley, CA. But most notably, he is known for all the work he has done for the community and his fight for clean energy sources. This actually led him to be a recipient of multiple community service and professional awards.

In 2012, Wirth was awarded the Chairman’s Outstanding Service Award from the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board of Trustees. In 2009, he was granted a spot on the HSMAI’S Top 25 Minds in Hospitality and Travel Sales and Marketing list. Later in 2014, he was named Citizen of the Year by Disabled Sports USA and received the Community Five Award.

This is how it begins: region by region, state by state. The process of change is long and hard, and people like Andy Wirth are very important to the cause. In fact, we need more people like him: people who are successful at what they do but also fight for their community and try to improve the world we live in.