January 27, 2022
Colorado Electric School Bus Policy Roundtable
Please join the Electrification Coalition (the EC) and the World Resources Institute (WRI) for the Colorado Electric School Bus (ESB) State Policy Roundtable on January 27, 2022, 9:00 AM- 2:30 PM MT. You will hear about the wide-ranging benefits of deploying ESBs on a mass scale across Colorado, learn where the market and technology are headed, and understand how you can play a part in the acceleration! This is your opportunity to gain the latest ESB information from leading players at the local, state, and national levels and share your ideas on how to rev up the action!
You can register for Session 1 on Zoom.
Learn more about the speakers here.
Session 1 – Listening Sessions
ESB In CO: The Road Ahead – 9:00 AM – 1:50 PM (Lunch break from 12:00pm – 12:45pm)
Speaker – Click here for bios
|9:00 – 9:15AM||Welcome Message||Aaron Viles
|9:15 – 9:30 AM||Why We Need Big Yellow to Go Green||Justin Balik
World Resources Institute
|9:30 – 9:45 AM||How ESBs Can Help Address Environmental and Health Injustices||Ean Tafoya
Colorado State Director, GreenLatinos
|9:45 – 9:50 AM||
How the Federal Government is Leading on the Transition: IIJA ESBs and Charging Infrastructure
|9:50 – 10:00 AM||EPA’s Clean School Bus Program||
Legacy Fleet Incentives and Assessment Center, US EPA Transportation & Climate Division
|10:00 – 11:00 AM||
The State of the State & the Vision for ESBs in Colorado
|11:00 – 11:05 AM||Remarks from Governor Jared Polis||Governor Jared Polis|
|11:05 – 11:50 AM||Utility and School Board Panel||
|11:50 – 12:00 PM||Views on ESBs from the Legislature||
Senator Steve Fenberg
Representative Alex Valdez
|12:00 – 12:45 PM||
|12:45 – 12:55 PM||Video Case Study: ESBs in Zeeland|
|12:55 – 1:50 PM||
ESBs and the Private Sector – Corporate Concerns and Opportunities
Moderator: Aaron Viles
Session 2 – Participatory Session
ESBs in CO: Accelerating Adoption – 1:50 PM – 2:30 PM
REGISTRATION: You must register here to attend this session. NOTE: This is a separate registration link from the morning session. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
To select a breakout room: When the breakout rooms are launched during the meeting, you will be able to select which group you would like to attend. You will be able to return to the main room at any time if you would like to be placed in a different group.
|Time||Topic||Topic and Facilitator|
|1:50 – 2:20 PM||Breakout session topics will be announced shortly||
Group 1 – Building media and visibility for action:
Group 2 – School district implementation and operations:
Protégete Group 4 – Policy support and gaps:
Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP)
|2:20 – 2:30 PM||Closing remarks||Electrification Coalition and World Resources Institute|