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Bill Gates calls for huge outlays on moonshot green energy projects

Microsoft founder tackles pressing issues that transcend national boundaries

Bill Gates has invested "in many, many, many battery companies" in his pursuit of eliminating "the green energy premium." (File photo by John Keatley)

TOKYO -- Bill Gates, who founded Microsoft in the 1970s, today is focusing his philanthropy on two of the world's biggest threats, the COVID-19 pandemic and global warming.

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