ELPC Webinar – Electric School Buses: A VW Settlement Opportunity

Under the recent Volkswagen Settlement, Midwest states stand to receive more than $438 million for local air quality efforts, including school bus replacement. On March 14, 2017 the Environmental Law & Policy Center  partnered with national experts from the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC) and National Strategies (NSI) to host an hour-long webinar about the opportunity for these funds to increase the use of electric school buses.
The webinar focuses on how school districts can safeguard children from the harmful effects of diesel school bus pollution by leveraging VW funds to make electric school buses affordable. In addition to direct health and climate benefits, electric school buses offer opportunities to reduce operational and maintenance costs. They also hold potential to provide backup power and electric grid services that could serve as an additional revenue stream for cash-strapped school districts.
The webinar provides an overview of electric school bus opportunities, with updates and case studies from pilot programs on the east and west coasts including learnings from electric school bus efforts in Massachusetts and California.
Watch the webinar below. Or download the slide deck. Or contact our team.

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