Lt. Gov. Owen to lead trade mission to Taiwan

  • Wed Oct 20th, 2010 9:59pm
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Associated Press

OLYMPIA — Lt. Gov. Brad Owen will lead a five-day trade mission to Taiwan to discuss alternative energy.

Owen will be joined by lawmakers and business leaders from Washington state companies that focus on renewable energy and energy efficiency. They leave Saturday.

Owen and state Sen. Phil Rockefeller, D-Bainbridge Island, will both speak at the Taiwan International Green Industry Show in Taipei. The delegation is also set to meet with legislative leaders and others.

Other elected officials in Owen’s delegation include Sen. Brian Hatfield, D-Raymond, and Sen. Randi Becker, R-Eatonville.

Owen’s office says the elected officials and a member Owen’s staff are being hosted on the trip by the government of Taiwan and the business leaders are traveling at their own expense.