Stopping ‘Big Oil U’

Big Oil companies are pumping millions of dollars into research projects at universities seeking alternative energy sources

The flood of dollars is setting research agendas that suit the corporate interest and undermine traditional academic research. Too often, the deals give control of any discoveries to the companies, enabling them to lock up markets for future fuels. Companies also use their association with big name universities to greenwash their images.

Check out the recent report by the Center for American Progress: Big Oil Goes to College.



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San Jose Mercury News:

Stanford poised to buck big donor

Restrict Big Oil’s effort to green-wash image through UC

Los Angeles Times:

Activists push safeguards to protect UC Berkeley in research deal with BP

UC Berkeley biofuels deal stirs debate

San Francisco Chronicle:

Consumer group urges Cal to forge a tough deal with partner BP



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