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The Group of Eight leaders will agree at their summit next week on a new initiative to expand civilian use of atomic power to curb global warming with the principles of ensuring nonproliferation, safety and nuclear security, according to a draft of a postsummit statement.

The G8 leaders will also agree to set national goals and formulate action plans to improve energy efficiency and promote clean energy, including solar power, both followed by appropriate monitoring, the draft statement says.

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