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Waiting…Still Waiting: The DOE has yet to disburse $25 billion under a four-year-old loan program for green cars. One complication: It can only award money to “financially viable” companies and projects, and two applicants (GM and Chrysler) must wait another month for feds to decide whether their restructuring plans will make them viable. — New York Times

Boston-Power Boosts Sonata Production: Lithium-ion battery maker Boston-Power plans to expand mass production of its Sonata rechargeable batteries through a partnership with China-based GP Batteries. — Press Release

Plugged In: The GSM Association’s recent pledge to have a universal cell phone charger within three years represents a big win for Green Plug, which envisions a day when all devices will be able to connect with the smart grid using their chip. — GreenBiz

Maybe Next Year: White House officials say Congress is unlikely to pass climate legislation by the end of 2009, a delay that could hurt efforts to reach a global treaty at the climate change conference in Copenhagen this December. — The Guardian

On the Hill: Republican lawmakers may stymie climate legislation by hammering away at the question of whether states will go along with decoupling. — Triple Pundit