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Former Vice President Al Gore Joins Venture Capital Firm to Boost Alternative Energy

Former Vice President Al Gore is joining a venture capital company in the hope of boosting investments in clean energy.

Gore won the Nobel Prize a few weeks ago for his role in sounding the alarm about the dangers of global warming from the carbon put into the atmosphere by burning oil and coal.

The company - Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers - was an early investor in small computer-related start-up companies that later blossomed into major companies.

Gore adds his political skills and clout to the company's financial resources and expertise.

He plans to donate his salary to an environmental group.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.