Will the Chinese Scoop Up Another Taxpayer-Funded Green Company?

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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  • Report this Comment On May 25, 2013, at 2:40 PM, kthor wrote:

    our politicians are under Chinese protection ... in return they are giving away America pieces and bits at a time ...

  • Report this Comment On May 25, 2013, at 8:58 PM, mottledtool wrote:

    Fisker is irrelevant. Their product was overweight, overpriced and ill conceived. A123 Systems was a tragic, inexcusable loss. They were tactically essential and about all that the US had in it's incredibly puny non petrol arsenal. Batteries, or alternatives to batteries, are the key to most core industries for the foreseeable future. America can not build an economy based on investing in Chinese owned companies.

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