CNET – Why Rural Americans Are (and Aren’t) Adopting Renewable Energy

If the US is going to meet its climate goals and electrify, well, pretty much everything, homeowners will need to get on board with solar panelsheat pumpselectric vehicles and more.

In place of the gas and oil we’ve long used to fuel our cars and heat our homes, technology powered by clean electricity promises to get the job done without any of the planet-warming emissions.

But an energy transition of this scale is easier said than done. “A big element of this [is] transitioning the residential sector, and it looks very different in rural areas,” said Erin Mayfield, an assistant professor at Dartmouth College.

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