Right now, dirty diesel school buses are exposing our kids to toxic pollution on their daily rides to school. Electric buses can fix that — and help create a cleaner electric grid to boot.
On March 15, U.S. PIRG Education Fund, Environment America Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group released "Electric School Buses and the Grid." The report examines how the transition to electric school buses, in addition to keeping diesel exhaust out of developing lungs, could help speed the expansion of clean energy by providing a critical source of reliable battery storage.
"Kids get to school, air pollution is reduced, and we store up some energy for when we need it: Electric buses are a win-win-win proposition," said Matt Casale, director of PIRG's environment campaigns.
As billions of new federal dollars from the PIRG-backed bipartisan infrastructure package become available, we're urging states to move as quickly as possible to transition to clean, electric school buses.