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By Donald Lambro
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Topic - Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls, Inc. is a global company offering products and services to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings, automotive batteries, electronics and interior systems for automobiles. - Source: Wikipedia
Milwaukee-based Johnson Controls recently lost out to a Chinese competitor in its bid for bankrupt high-tech battery-maker A123 Systems, but creditors are still demanding details about whether a secret Johnson-led lobbying campaign took place behind the scenes in Washington aimed at derailing the sale.
An American company that lost out in its bid for the assets of a failed, federally backed battery maker is appealing a judge's decision last week selling the company to a Chinese competitor.
The bankruptcy filing Tuesday by a startup electric-car battery company that received hundreds of millions of dollars of economic-stimulus funds from the Obama administration is the latest sign that the president's high hopes to spur a clean-energy economy is in big trouble.