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Bill Gates launched a multibillion-dollar public-private partnership today to fund research and development of innovative clean energy technologies intended to lower carbon emissions and improve access to energy worldwide. Gates, a billionaire philanthropist with an interest in energy, introduced the initiative to kick off the United Nations climate talks in Paris. The partnership was established with 27 other prominent investors from 10 countries. The Breakthrough Energy Coalition -- which includes Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Khosla Ventures founder Vinod Khosla and Alibaba founder Jack Ma -- seeks to complement government investments in basic and applied research with long-term financial commitments to commercializing early-stage technologies. “The existing system of basic research, clean energy investment, regulatory frameworks, and subsidies ...

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