Hawai‘i – Okinawa Clean Energy partnership renewed

Posted on Jun 25, 2021 in Capitol Connection, Featured, Main
Governors Ige and Tamaki with their clean energy agreements.

Governors Ige and Tamaki with their clean energy agreements.

The clean energy partnership between Hawai‘i and Okinawa was reinforced recently with the renewal of a joint Memorandum of Cooperation between Governor Ige and Governor Yasuhiro Tamaki of Okinawa. The agreement acknowledges their shared interests in developing energy technologies to fight climate change and support clean energy growth.

“Sharing information and learning from each other can reduce the time needed to transform our energy systems,” said Governor Ige. “Together we can power a sustainable future and support clean, affordable energy in our communities.”  Governor Tamaki noted, “We want to further promote technical exchanges with private businesses to strengthen our relationship.” Hawai‘i and Okinawa share similar backgrounds and challenges, including higher electricity costs from importing petroleum products and being popular tourist destinations.

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