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.)


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?