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Tens of billions promised to goose clean energy tech

Government and business leaders plan to spend tens of billions of dollars in the next five years to develop clean energy technology in efforts to fight global warming, an official and a former official have told The Associated Press.

The initiative, which will be announced Monday along with the opening of the U.N. climate summit, involves Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates, President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande, according to a French official and a former U.S. official who weren't authorized to talk on the record.

France, the U.S., India, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Canada and Norway have already decided to participate in the...