Gore Joins Venture Capital Firm to Focus on 'Clean' Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Nobel Peace Prize winner and former Vice President Al Gore announced today he's joining Silicon Valley's most prestigious venture capital firm to guide investments that help combat global warming.

Gore joins Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers as it and dozens of other venture firms headquartered in Silicon Valley expand beyond software, computer hardware, the Internet and biotechnology to so-called "clean-tech" investments worldwide.

Gore is expected to be a high-profile, active partner at Kleiner Perkins. He's already a senior adviser to Google and a member of the board at Apple Alliance for Climate Protection, the advocacy group he co-founded, is based in Palo Alto.

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