0 shares Share 0 Tweet 0 Pin 0 Share 0 The U.S. Transportation Department has announced that it will make funding available for cities and states to invest in 1,800 clean energy buses. This will include 1,100 buses …
The U.S. Transportation Department has announced that it will make funding available for cities and states to invest in 1,800 clean energy buses. This will include 1,100 buses with certified zero emissions.
The funding for this clean energy transition will amount to $1.66 billion dollars, and the first new buses should be coming to cities in the coming months.
There are also provisions for 700 hybrid electric buses that will add to an already large fleet.Reuters had some details to share about the significant changes that need to happen.
California has the highest gas prices in the country. However, the ban on gas stations won’t affect the cost of gas. Still, a ban on new gas stations will mean better health, equity, and safety of the community.
Ban proponents say that recent wildfires, heat waves, and floods that have been hitting the US are all fueled by climate change, and it’s a sign to stop expanding the fossil fuel infrastructure.
Moreover, gas stations can cause lasting health effects because they release a carcinogen called benzene and contaminate air, water, and soil.
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