Hawaii, China signing pact in pursuit of clean energy
Officials in China and Hawaii will work together on renewable energy projects.
Hawaiian state officials will announce an agreement next week that calls for Hawaii and China to jointly pursue clean-energy projects.
The announcement was expected to be made at the fourth-annual Asia-Pacific Clean Energy Summit, which runs Monday through Wednesday at the Hawaii Convention Center.
Organizers say the summit is the ideal place to network and make clean-energy deals. And one of those deals, which is being developed by the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, is a memorandum of understanding letter of intent agreement to be signed by China and Hawaii.
The agreement will identify Chinese firms that will seek opportunities in Hawaii and with its companies.
“Part of the next step is for us to actively assist them [China] in linking Hawaii firms and opportunities with businesses in China that would like to invest in clean-energy development,” said Mark Glick, administrator for the State Energy Office. “We have no idea of the scale or how much it will invest. It’s fundamentally unlimited from a potential standpoint.”
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