|WHAT: The vast majority of school buses in the United States run on diesel, a climate-polluting fossil fuel that releases toxic fumes linked to life-threatening health problems such as asthma, bronchitis and cancer. However, there is a better alternative: zero-emission electric school buses. By switching to electric school buses, children, schools and communities will reap long-term benefits.U.S. PIRG Education Fund recently published a report on the need for public and private investment in electric school buses and infrastructure. Now, the Electric Buses for America campaign is hosting a webinar to dive deeper into electric school bus technology and financing. The webinar will feature guest panelists working to make electric school buses a reality, through vehicle-to-grid technology, tariffed on-bill financing, and public policy solutions.
Register for the virtual panel here.
WHEN: Tuesday, February 16, 4pm EST/1pm PST
WHO: Electric school bus panel features experts working to identify new, cutting-edge ways that school districts can transition to zero-emission buses. Panel will include:
- Adam Birdsong, Electric School Bus Program Manager (Dominion Energy)
- Margarita Parra, Transportation Program Director (Clean Energy Works)
- Ian Elder, Senior Researcher (Jobs To Move America)
Moderated by: Transportation Associate at U.S. PIRG Education Fund Ethan Evans