Shaina believes that Alaskans have a unique opportunity to create sustainable and resilient communities by increasing clean, local energy generation and using every BTU as efficiently as possible. As the Energy Efficiency Director for Renewable Energy Alaska Project, Shaina focuses on building energy efficiency and conservation. Alaskans currently spend over $5 billion every year on energy, and that a huge percentage of that money is leaving the economy at a time when the state’s revenues are diminishing and energy prices are increasing. By decreasing the dollars that leave our communities to pay for liquid fuel for heat, electricity and transportation, we can keep more money circulating in our local economies.
Shaina lives in Anchorage with her husband where they enjoy fishing, backpacking, biking and gardening.