Gore Hired to Work on Green Investments

Former Vice President Al Gore is taking his climate change cause to Silicon Valley. He has been hired by one of the largest venture capital firms to work on green-technology investments.

The company, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, has already invested nearly $300 million in bio-fuel and solar companies.

The idea is that Gore will help attract new clean technology companies, and help guide them through the political process. Gore, also a Nobel Peace Prize winner, says he will donate his salary from Kleiner to the environmental group Alliance for Climate Protection.

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