The Reno City Council has just voted in support of a clean power plan. The Op-ed is published through the Reno Gazette- Journal.
The vote is expected to bring change in the region by shifting from dirty coal power to renewable energy. The vote makes the council part of important entities in the region that have pledged their support to a clean power plan. The council joins several private companies in furthering the initiative. Andy Wirth applauds the efforts made by the organizations that have joined forces in pushing society and companies within the area towards the clean power plan.
The move is a clear indication of the changing times. Things are now geared towards a new and healthy economy that is sustainable and diverse. This change is what the people of the region have been waiting for in order to improve their livelihoods. Already, big steps of progress have been made in building a clean energy economy given the contribution from the companies that are leading the way. Institutions are putting pressure on the responsible arms and the elected officials. This situation highlights the current need of a clean energy.
Andy Wirth was born in 1963 in Neubruck, West Germany. Currently, he works in the hotel industry and mountain resort. He is a holder of a Bachelor of Science degree from Colorado University. Wirth is also a graduate of the prominent Edinburgh University in Scotland. Previously, Wirth worked as a back country ranger for the Rocky Mountain National Park. He also rendered his services for the San Pedro Wilderness Area as a wilderness ranger. Presently, Wirth is the President and CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings that is the parent company of Alpine Midows and Squaw Valley ski resorts located in Olympic Valley.
Wirth has worked for more than 25 years in the mountain resort and hotel industry. He commenced his career in 1986 at Steamboat Springs Resort. Wirth is a supporter of environmental community service organizations and also contributes to these organizations. He supports organizations like the Humane Society of Tahoe Truckee and the McConkey Foundation. In the course of his career, Wirth has received both professional and community service awards. These awards include the Chairman’s Outstanding Service Award and Citizen of the Year award provided by the Disabled Sports USA among others.