Green Is The New Yellow

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Ontario announced this morning a new Electric School Bus pilot programme designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while giving students a safe, clean transit option. 

School bus operators providing student transportation services in Ontario may apply for funding to purchase an electric school bus and associated charging infrastructure.

Applicants will be chosen based on their experience in student transportation, ability to successfully deliver a pilot project, as well as their location in Ontario, type of route serviced, and the size of their school bus fleet. 

The initiative is funded by proceeds from Ontario's carbon market, which are invested into programs that help households and businesses reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save money on energy costs, including home energy retrofits, public transit, social housing retrofits, and electric vehicle incentives and infrastructure.