Clean Power is very important not only to our region but for the nation as well, according to Andy Wirth.
In an Op-Ed in the Reno Gazette-Journal, Wirth made it clear that conserving our natural resources was important for our community by applauding the Reno City Council for its vote for the Clean Power Plan. “With their vote, the council became yet another important entity in the region to pledge support for the Clean Power Plan, joining a great many private sector companies. These very different voices have come together to press our utilities and ultimately our society towards clean energy by way of the Clean Power Plan. I sincerely applaud their actions!”
If more communities were to behave as progressively and responsibly as Reno, progress would accelerate to unprecedented levels which would not only help our environment it would also create incredible opportunity. clean energy is the future, and holding it back is shameful. By holding our public officials and utilities accountable for their actions, we will see clean energy truly make the impact that it should.
Wirth has been an outdoor enthusiast for many years, and it runs in the family. His grandfather was the United States National Park Service Director Conrad Wirth. Like his grandfather, he takes pride in our natural resources and does not hesitate to speak openly about the best ways to conserve and protect them.
As Wirth points out, the environment should not be a partisan issue. It’s the air we breathe and the water we drink. If the quality of our natural resources suffers so do we.
It’s a shame that we are still squandering coal and natural gas when there is an abundance of wind, solar, and geothermal energy that should be further.