Start Here Podcast – July 29, 2022 | ABC News


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At a time when the Biden administration is calling for more renewable energy, ABC News partners-up with Inside Climate News to travel to Williamsport, OH to see how solar energy is tearing a rural community apart. We meet two families at the heart of the conflict: the Scheins have signed a lucrative deal to put solar panels on their farmland, while the Barneses are leading the charge against solar in the county, despite generally thinking renewable energy is a good idea. The tension has changed the culture in their community, spilling over to places like their town hall and church. Neither side is backing down. A renewable energy expert tells us fights like these are breaking out all over the country. We unpack the myths and unknowns about large-scale solar projects and examine the role of rural America in the fight against climate change.

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This news story originally appeared at Travel News - on21 October 2022