The need to switch to cleaner forms of energy has become a major part of the work of Squaw Valley CEO Andy Wirth, who has given his backing to California’s Clean Power Plan in an op-ed first published in the Reno Gazette-Journal. The chairman of the development board at Reno International Airport has recently been looking for the correct ways to improve the quality of visitor experience in the Reno and Olympic Valley areas. The introduction of the Clean Power Plan across California is now being seen by Andy Wirth as one of the best ways of improving the visitor experience for visitors to the historic Squaw Valley and the Reno area as a whole.
Andy Wirth came to the attention of the public at large when he published an open letter to the band, Pearl Jam after he was injured during a skydiving accident. After having his arm severed when strong strong winds blew the triathlete off course and into a vineyard during his skydive a Pearl Jam song remained in his head and kept him conscious as he waited for emergency services to arrive. The 2013 accident has now largely been put behind the tourism expert and he has returned to taking part in triathlons to aid the families of Navy Seals.
The Clean Power Plan will see those communities taking part in the program across California make an speedy swicth to alternative power sources, which are renewable and reduce the need for fossil fuel burning. Andy Wirth believes this is an important move to be made for the future of the Reno area as the low air quality of California is already impacting the tourist trade of the region.