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State APEC costs reported below projections

State APEC costs reported below projections

MEDIA RELEASE The State of Hawaii spent about $3,210,000 for safety related expenses hosting the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), less than half of the $7,500,000 projected by state agencies, according to Gov. Neil Abercrombie’s Office. More than two-thirds of the funds were expended for activities conducted by the National Guard and State Civil Defense […]

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Governor Neil Abercrombie last night signed an agreement with Mr. Yu Ping, Vice Chairman of the China Council for Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), to pursue mutual interests in clean energy development.  The Letter of Intent was signed by both parties just hours after the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Hawai'i-China CEO Forum “Transforming to Clean Energy.”

Governor Abercrombie secures agreement with China for clean energy development

Governor Neil Abercrombie last night signed an agreement with Mr. Yu Ping, Vice Chairman of the China Council for Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), to pursue mutual interests in clean energy development. The Letter of Intent was signed by both parties just hours after the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Hawai’i-China CEO Forum “Transforming to […]

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Mayor Kenoi has also been interviewed by various local and international media outlets, including the Guangzhou Daily News, which featured the mayor on the front page of the Thursday edition of this large southern Chinese newspaper.

Mayor Kenoi touts Big Island at APEC summit in Honolulu

Mayor Kenoi has also been interviewed by various local and international media outlets, including the Guangzhou Daily News, which featured the mayor on the front page of the Thursday edition of this large southern Chinese newspaper.

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Congress approves APEC business travel cards act

Congress approves APEC business travel cards act

MEDIA RELEASE Congress has passed the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Travel Cards Act of 2011, which makes travel to APEC countries easier for American business and government travelers, and sent it to President Barack Obama. The bill would enable travelers who have been screened, are not security risks, and have an APEC card to […]

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Hawaii's hosting expertise on display for APEC

Hawaii’s hosting expertise on display for APEC

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii’s standing as an elite destination for business meetings and conventions continues to grow in stature and will be fully realized with the hosting of the 2011 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Leaders’ Meeting (APEC), Nov. 7-13. “With APEC Leaders’ Week just around the corner, we are extremely pleased with the support of the […]

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Akaka questions TSA chief on APEC safety

Akaka questions TSA chief on APEC safety

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Akaka questioned Transportation Security Administration leader John S. Pistole at a hearing Wednesday of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on “Ten Years After 9/11: The Next Wave in Aviation Security.” The following is a transcript of the exchange: AKAKA: Because Hawaii is located 2,500 miles from […]

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HPA's Sims award-winning APEC essay

HPA’s Sims award-winning APEC essay

MEDIA RELEASE Zoe Sims, a junior at Hawaii Preparatory Academy, is one of the five grand prize winners of the APEC 2011 High School Essay Contest, sponsored by the APEC 2011 Hawaii Host Committee, in partnership with the Hawaii Department of Education and the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools. Students composed an essay answering the […]

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U.S. House passes legislation on APEC travel

U.S. House passes legislation on APEC travel

MEDIA RELEASE The U.S. House of Representatives has unanimously passed the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Travel Cards Act of 2011, H.R. 2042, cosponsored by Congresswoman Mazie Hirono, which makes travel to APEC countries easier for American business and government travelers. The Senate version, S.1487, introduced by Sens. Daniel K. Akaka, Daniel K. Inouye, and Maria […]

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Abercrombie lays foundation for economic growth with Asia

Abercrombie lays foundation for economic growth with Asia

MEDIA RELEASE Visitor industry growth, economic cooperation, streamlining the visa process, and the upcoming Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) conference topped the agenda of Gov. Neil Abercrombie’s recent trip to Asia. The governor visited Tokyo, Okinawa, and Beijing. While in China, he met with Minister-Counselor for Consular Affairs Charles Bennett at the U.S. Embassy to […]

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The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs unanimously approved legislation to help facilitate business travel and trade with the Asia-Pacific region by removing burdens on international travel, Senators Daniel K. Akaka and Daniel K. Inouye announced.

Senate committee approves APEC Business Travel Card Act

The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs unanimously approved legislation to help facilitate business travel and trade with the Asia-Pacific region by removing burdens on international travel, Senators Daniel K. Akaka and Daniel K. Inouye announced.

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Waiakea, HPA students among APEC essay winners

Waiakea, HPA students among APEC essay winners

MEDIA RELEASE Two Big Island high school students are among five winners of an essay contest sponsored by APEC. They will be attending a function with President Obama and other world leaders during APEC week. They also received an Apple iPad and will have their essays placed on the APEC Hawaii Host Committee website at […]

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Federal grants to increase solar, renewable energy

Federal grants to increase solar, renewable energy

MEDIA RELEASE The State of Hawaii was awarded more than $7 million in federal grants for renewable energy projects that include increasing solar energy and electric vehicles in Hawaii, Gov. Neil Abercrombie announced at Tuesday’s opening of the 2011 Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit and Expo. The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced the following […]

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Asia-Pacific nations commit to cleaner transportation

Asia-Pacific nations commit to cleaner transportation

MEDIA RELEASE Transportation and energy ministers from 21 economies in the Asia-Pacific region agreed Tuesday to continue progress on initiatives to make transportation in the region cleaner and more energy-efficient, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced. The announcement came during the first-ever joint Transportation and Energy Ministerial Conference held […]

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Big Island Carbon chosen for APEC showcase

Big Island Carbon chosen for APEC showcase

MEDIA RELEASE The APEC Hawaii Host Committee, in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, Kauai County, the City and County of Honolulu, Maui County and Hawaii County, is pleased to announce the selection of the 2011 Hawaii Business Innovation Showcase awardees. Those selected are: Skai Ventures (statewide), Big Island Carbon, LLC (Hawaii County), […]

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