The move of the Reno City Council to vote in support of the Clean Power Plan is a step forward in the world economy to progress from dirty coal energy to clean and renewable energy. The vote made the council join many private sector companies in the support of the renewable and clean energy use in the industries. The union of different areas will create a strong front in the pushing the society to embrace the Clean Power Plan.
Andy Wirth notes that the need of new, sound, viable, diverse and developing economy is the responsibility of all of the people in the op-ed article published by Reno Gazette-Journal.
The economy would create opportunities for all the people in the region hence making the community in general benefit from it. There is the substantial progress of turning the economy to use clean energy, as many companies are transitioning to the renewable energy. The development of the business entities creates a sound pressure to the utilities as well as the elected officials to support the progress.
The leaders should not only comply with the plea for renewable energy but also lead from the front for the creation of the basis for a healthy and strong economy. The leaders should come up with long term as well as rational policies such as Clean Power Plan that support the clean energy. The issue of clean energy does not involve politics but is more about the well-being of the human health as well as of the climate. With the support of the world leading companies such as Tesla and Microsoft, there is hope that the use of clean energy will take root soon. Therefore, it is necessary for the leaders as well as the other sectors support ventures such as Clean Power Plan for a sound world.
Andy Wirth is the CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings where he has a significant effort to make ski area one of the best tourist destination globally. Apart from his venture in tourism, he has significant contribution in environmental and community service organization with the focus on improving people’s lives.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal.
He commended the elected officials for their smart move and proceeded to ask for more of them to follow suit. He noted that Clean Power Plan could work toward creating a healthy and stable economy, despite the topic of clean energy being politicized. There is also under utilization of solar and geothermal energy in the nation and over-reliance of outdated coal burning and electricity. He believes clean energy venture is a lucrative venture and it is going to attract top-notch investors such as Tesla, Microsoft and Apple. Most of this companies are aware that clean energy is the future and they have even started indirectly penetrating the area by availing job opportunities to residents.
He called for every individual and community at large to give the issue of clean energy, the seriousness it deserves. He called for massive support of the Clean Power Plan from all quarters in order to acquire immense success associated with a fast growing economy. He continues to urge business community in the region, elected officials in both congress and state government and civic organizations present in the City of Reno to embrace rapidly the clean energy and aim toward developing regional economy. This op-ed is originally published through the Reno Gazette-Journal.
Mr. Andrew Wirth is the President and CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, the company that gave rise to Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows ski resorts all located in Olympic Valley. He has an excellent track of record that runs for over 25 years of working in the mountain resort and hostel industry. He is an active philanthropist dedicated to community services. Wirth has received various accolades and awards including Chairman’s Outstanding Award from the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board of Trustees and Citizen of the year recognition by the Disabled Sports USA. He graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Sciences.