Back in 2007, when U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu was director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, he saw BP as an ally in developing alternatives to transportation fuels like gasoline and as a partner in improving stewardship of the environment (21:18).
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
At the time, BP had just given $500 million to UC Berkeley and the University of Illinois to develop new sources of energy and reduce the impact of energy consumption on the environment.
News and commentary sites are discussing the clip today. This appears to be the original version (skip to 21 minutes and 18 seconds to see Chu's interview):
User name: UCBerkeleyEvents
Location: Berkeley, Calif.
Date uploaded: Aug. 21, 2007
User notes: On February 1, global energy firm BP announced that it had selected UC Berkeley, in partnership with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, to lead an unprecedented $500 million research effort to develop new sources of energy and reduce the impact of energy consumption on the environment.