New national advocacy group focused on promoting demand response industry

“We saw a void in demand response policy and wanted to create something just focused on the space, with a consumer angle. We’re not going to get watered down with other ancillary issues, just demand response,” said Lacey. (Lacey has no relation to this reporter.)

Read more at http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/Jon-Wellinghoff-Joins-Forces-With-Demand-Response-Heavyweights

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Johnson Controls to take stake in air-conditioning business of Hitachi

Johnson Controls Inc. will take a 60% stake in the global air-conditioning business of Hitachi Ltd., under a joint venture announced Tuesday.”
“Alex Molinaroli, chief executive of Johnson Controls, in a statement. “The addition of these capabilities adds key technologies to our product portfolio. Combined with our existing $15 billion building technologies and services business, this investment positions Johnson Controls as the world’s largest commercial air-conditioning provider.” Journal Sentinel

Both Hitachi and Johnson Controls offer building technologies as well as energy efficiency and sustainability services.  How does a company offer unbiased consulting services to their client without being slanted by the technology their company sells?