Christa Shute


Christa Shute is the Global Energy Fellow for Climate Justice for the Institute for Energy and the Environment at Vermont Law School. At the IEE, Christa leads projects in the Energy Clinic focused on energy sustainability for low-income populations.

Christa brings two decades of leadership in non-profit, quasi-state, and corporate entities. Her curiosity drives her to understand the complexity and nuance of situations so she can envision how to break through barriers and find win/win solutions. In addition to running her own design and manufacturing businesses, Christa has been the Vice President of Business Development for All Earth Renewables, the Director of Business Development and Financing for the Vermont Telecom Authority, and the Director of Targeted Implementation for Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (Efficiency Vermont). Christa Shute earned her JD, magna cum laude, in 2013 with certificates in Energy Law, Climate Law, and Dispute Resolution.