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50 people who could
save the planet

By John Vidal, David Adam,

Jonathan Watts, Leo Hickman and Ian Sample

Sat, Jan 5, 2008


Bob Hertzberg - Financier

Bob Hertzberg, 53, founder of venture capital firm Renewable Capital, is one of a new breed of financier piling unprecedented amounts of money into renewable technologies. He ran for mayor of Los Angeles in 2005, finishing in third place. Renewable Capital has holdings in electric car companies, solar electric firms and windfarms. He is also backing a company in Cardiff that produces solar cells that do not need direct sunlight to generate electricity. In a process similar to photosynthesis, it uses nano-sized titanium crystals to turn light into electricity.

The above is an excerpt from the original story that appeared in The Guardian on Jan. 5, 2008. The original article can be found here:

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