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Op-Ed: Changing Hearts and Minds in Coal Country

Pennsylvania resident Kelly Forest explains how transitioning to clean energy can save on costs for everyday Americans. Americans now have even more opportunities to cut their energy bills by taking advantage of tax incentives from the Inflation Reduction Act.

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In Pennsylvania’s coal country, I often meet folks that believe our dependence on fossil fuels is intertwined with our livelihood as a state. Some believe it’s too cloudy to produce solar energy. Others think electric vehicles won’t get them where they need to go. Or that the switch to clean energy is unaffordable. But all of those assumptions simply aren’t true.

After decades of misinformation campaigns by big oil corporations, it’s not surprising that Americans are hesitant or untrusting of renewable energy. And with oil and gas companies lobbying our government to impede the clean energy transition, Americans face real barriers to reducing their carbon footprint.

The above excerpt was originally published in The Keystone. Click here to view the full article.

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