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Thaw Nears for Frozen Climate Bill?: Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman has come close to an agreement on the energy and climate bill with Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson, who earlier this week warned of a rural Democrat “revolt” over the legislation if not changed. — The Hill

Detroit Electric Heads to China: Netherlands-based Detroit Electric has teamed up with Chinese automaker Dongfeng Motor Corp. to develop and market electric vehicles using Detroit Electric’s drive technology, and the two companies are considering a joint venture to supply the technology to other manufacturers. — Business Times

Toyota Rolls Out iQ3: Toyota has given the new subcompact iQ3, now on sale in the UK, a start-stop system for lower emissions and a lightweight 1.33-liter engine for extended range. — Autobloggreen

Google’s Smart Charging Software: Google has written software with “vehicle dispatch algorithms” that can decide how to best charge plug-in vehicles, helping to smooth out the load on the power grid. climate change and energy initiatives director Dan Reicher spoke about the smart charging software today at the Kema Utility of the Future conference. — CNET’s Green Tech

Coal in the House: House Republicans are circulating a document that purports to show the regional breakdown of costs for energy consumers under the Waxman-Markey climate and energy bill that has apparently been authored by the coal giant Peabody Energy. — Grist