Fisker Automotive was one of several companies that got big loans from the U.S. Department of Energy's stimulus program. But now, it's near bankruptcy -- and one of the potential buyers is the same Chinese company that also bought A123 Systems, the failed company that made Fisker's hybrid-car batteries.

In this video, Fool contributor John Rosevear looks at the buyout rumors swirling around Fisker -- and at the potential consequences of having a Chinese company end up with two of America's taxpayer-funded green-tech companies.

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