WASHINGTON (AP) — Johnson Controls Inc., which makes automotive parts and building systems, spent $76,000 in the third quarter to lobby the U.S. government on energy efficiency and other issues, according to a recent disclosure report.
That's up from $65,500 spent in the same quarter last year, but down from the $99,000 the company spent in the second quarter of 2011.
Specifically, the Milwaukee-based company lobbied the government on bills promoting energy efficiency in buildings, tax credits for commercial building efficiency, and rules governing energy efficiency in federal buildings.
Johnson Controls also lobbied on legislation governing disposal and recycling of lithium-ion and other batteries, fuel economy standards for vehicles and additional money for infrastructure to handle electric vehicles.
In the July-through-September period, the company lobbied Congress, the Energy, Defense and Transportation departments, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Council on Environmental Quality, according to a report filed with the House clerk's office.