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Gates to lead fund that invests in transformative energy R&D

Mr Gates says that his new fund will tap into scientific expertise more than any venture fund, and that the fund will announce a management team within three months.

New York

PRESIDENT-ELECT Donald Trump has bred fears that the United States will take a back seat in global efforts to tackle climate change.

Could a billion-dollar investment fund led by Bill Gates and his fellow technology titans fill the void?

Mr Gates, the billionaire co...