Electrification Coalition: $400 Million in EPA Clean School Bus Grants Will Protect Children’s Public Health

Contact: Noah Barnes, Electrification Coalition
noah@electrification.org, (202) 461-2371

WASHINGTON—Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $400 million in grants for clean school buses, made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

Electrification Coalition Executive Director Ben Prochazka responded:

“School buses use more oil and produce more harmful emissions than other vehicles on the road, and our children are paying the price. We must urgently shift to cleaner electric school buses. Electric school buses not only reduce pollution, but they can also reduce fuel and maintenance costs for schools – saving schools as much as $10,000 per year per bus. Add in that their large batteries can provide backup power to communities during emergencies with vehicle-to-grid technology, and it’s clear that electric school buses are a win-win-win for kids, schools, and communities. The Electrification Coalition believes every child deserves a clean ride to school and we are glad to see the EPA continuing to invest in our children.”


About the Electrification Coalition: The Electrification Coalition is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that promotes policies and actions to facilitate the widespread adoption of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) on a mass scale to overcome the economic, public health and national security challenges that stem from America’s dependence on oil. electrificationcoalition.org

Amy Malaki

Amy Malaki is the Director of Partnerships and Policy at SkyNRG and SkyNRG Americas, pioneering global leaders in sustainable aviation fuel production and supply. Prior to SkyNRG, Amy was the Associate Director for the transportation portfolio at the ClimateWorks Foundation where she developed philanthropic investment strategies to advance a sustainable, equitable and low-carbon mobility system. She also pioneered the organization’s international aviation decarbonization strategy. Prior to that she focused on Asia business development at Better Place, a Silicon Valley electric vehicle network startup. She has a B.A. in Chinese and China studies from the University of Washington and an M.A. in international policy studies (energy and environment) from Stanford University.