Gates leads clean energy plan

A coalition of governments and private investors —the private effort led by Bill Gates — is preparing to launch a major research initiative that seeks to pour billions of dollars into an urgent search for solutions to global warming.

President Obama, Gates and others from 20 countries are expected to announce on Monday the unprecedented effort, which is aimed at spurring rapid advances in research and development for clean energy, U.S. officials confirmed Sunday.

The programs will be formally unveiled in the opening hours of the 12-day climate conference in Paris attended by diplomats from more than 190 countries.

Washington post