Chris Rose will be speaking about renewable energy in Alaska via Zoom this week.
Chris is the founder and Executive Director of Renewable Energy Alaska Project (REAP), a non-profit coalition of diverse energy stakeholder organizations working to increase the development of renewable energy and promote energy efficiency across Alaska. Before establishing REAP in 2004, Mr. Rose had a private law practice for over a decade that included work in remote Northwest Arctic villages and the mediation of a variety disputes around the state. He has written a monthly opinion column for Alaska’s only statewide newspaper and served on various statewide boards including the state’s Renewable Energy Fund Advisory Committee. Since 2008, that Fund has granted over $270 million to 80 renewable energy projects that today are displacing the equivalent of 30 million gallons of diesel fuel each year. He lives in the Matanuska Valley 65 miles northeast of Anchorage, where he runs a small flower farm with his family.