Everyday we seem to encounter new green claims. Some of these come from actual independent, proven testing methods such as the Energy Star labels (well...) while others are merely thrown out there to wow us like 230 miles per gallon equivalent ratings. Slap a green sticker here or an eco-friendly label there and stuff sells. If you've ever questioned some of the labeling claims or wondered what they really mean, you're definitely not alone.
University Of California Berkeley
BP has pledged to put $500 million into a new research program that will investigate how bioscience can boost energy production and reduce energy's environmental impacts. A number of institutions have been selected to join with BP in the new Energy Biosciences Institute including the University of California Berkeley and its partners the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.