Clean Energy: A Smart Move For The Economy

During the week of September 11th, 2015, Reno City Council voted to support the Clean Power Plan, which is going to help better move our country away from dirty coal power and in the direction of clean and renewable energy. With their vote, the council has become another important asset in the support for the Clean Power Plan. They join alongside many other great private sector companies. These difference in opinions of these voices have come together to combine our utilities and ultimately drive our society towards more clean energy by use of the new Clean Power Plan.

Times still have not changed much over the years. A new, healthy, sustainable, diverse and growing economy is approaching us, as we provide for opportunities for advancement in the region. We desperately need clean energy to survive the future.

The topic of clean energy is not related to politics whatsoever. In our region’s case, it’s all about the harsh reality of the increasingly unacceptable poor quality air we that we breathe. In increase in droughts and forest fires worldwide has damaged out population physically and emotionally. The fact that we have tremendous access to the best solar and geothermal energy in the nation and still burning coal for electricity makes no sense. It’s also about opportunity here — the fact that we have the chance to help increase the use in clean energy and choose to ignore shows great ignorance. Big innovative companies, such as Tesla, Microsoft and Apple are trying to make the world a better place with more advanced technology. These companies clearly show that clean energy is the future, while at the same time they are helping to continuously circulate the economy with an increase in quality jobs.

Andy Wirth is a major contributor to the environment and community service organizations near Lake Tahoe. He was involved in a near-fatal skydiving accident that prevented him from most physical activity for a while. After the accident he co-founded a team called Wounded Warrior Support to honor Navy Seals

Source: Reno Gazette-Journal

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