Start Here Podcast – July 29, 2022 | ABC News

#climatechange #climatenews #solar
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.

Follow ABC News’ “Start Here” podcast to get the latest episode delivered straight to you every weekday morning. Find the show on Apple Podcasts (, Spotify (, Amazon Music (, or wherever you listen.

SUBSCRIBE to ABC News on YouTube:
Latest updates:
Watch FULL EPISODES on Hulu: