Green energy subsidies avoid 'Fiscal Cliff'

Additional provisions were added to the legislation to fund policies meant to encourage the production of alternative fuels.

As Reuters reports, the 157-page bill contains an "eclectic mix" of "sweetener" provisions, among them roughly a dozen relating to green energy.

Many of the legislators who voted on the bill may not have been aware of all of its provisions, since votes were taken just minutes after the final bill was distributed.

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