Report: Electric school buses are a win for our kids and our energy grid

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Aaron Colonnese
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Author: Aaron Colonnese

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Started on staff: 2020
B.A., Brown University

Aaron writes and designs materials with the Creative Team for The Public Interest Network for U.S. PIRG. Aaron lives in Arlington, Massachusetts, and spends his spare time playing drums and going for long walks.

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.

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Photo: What if we could keep pollution out of our air, help stave of climate disaster, and move toward a cleaner energy grid — all by putting our kids on electric school buses? Credit: U.S. Air Force photo by Sr. Airman Marissa Tucker

Aaron Colonnese
Content Creator

Author: Aaron Colonnese

Content Creator

 

Started on staff: 2020
B.A., Brown University

Aaron writes and designs materials with the Creative Team for The Public Interest Network for U.S. PIRG. Aaron lives in Arlington, Massachusetts, and spends his spare time playing drums and going for long walks.