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Governor Doyle headed to climate summit


MADISON (AP) -- Gov. Jim Doyle is headed to Copenhagen to participate in the international climate summit that starts Dec. 14.

Doyle announced Wednesday that he intends to promote Wisconsin at the conference as a leader in clean-energy jobs, renewable energy, energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Presidents and premiers from nearly 100 nations are expected at the summit organized by the United Nations. They are expected to discuss cutting back on the burning of coal and other fossil fuels.

Doyle says Wisconsin is well positioned to become a worldwide leader in a clean energy economy.

Doyle says he intends to meet with business leaders at the summit to talk about opportunities for them to expand their operations and create jobs in Wisconsin.

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