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America’s Yellow School Bus Gets an All-Electric Makeover

by Julia Roether
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The yellow school bus is a familiar sight on America’s roads. As Fontana Unified School District students returned from their holiday break, one familiar thing was missing from two of their buses: black exhaust.

These buses are now all-electric and run on batteries. They are not only free of emissions, but much quieter. On a typical school day, the buses travel about 100 miles taking students from home to school and back, as well as on field trips. Electric buses can drive up to 120 miles per charge.

Edison International Annual Sustainability Report

Edison International’s 2017 Sustainability Report highlights movement on clean energy pathway
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Edison International has released its 2017 Sustainability Report reflecting its sustainability strategy and 2017 sustainability performance and related metrics. The report covers Edison International’s work to bring about a clean energy future and to operate its businesses with excellence by focusing on customers, communities and employees.

Driving an Electric Vehicle Is More Affordable Than Ever

SCE’s Clean Fuel Rewards rebates program provides customers with an added incentive to drive green in 2019.
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This article was originally published on the Edison International Energized blog, written by  Julia Roether.

Drivers have more electric vehicle choices than ever. And, the number of choices is growing. At the Los Angeles Auto Show, more than 30 EV models were shown, including a pickup truck and SUVs. On top of more vehicle choices with longer driving ranges, driving an EV is about to become even more affordable.

SCE, Car Manufacturers Share Insights on Future of EVs

Automakers encourage the utility to keep building charging infrastructure and educating the public about EVs at Veloz forum.
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Building infrastructure for charging electric vehicles and educating customers about EVs are two key things electric utilities should be doing to help accelerate the adoption of electric cars in California, according to automakers who joined Southern California Edison President Ron Nichols in a recent panel discussion.

Preparing the Next Generation of Engineers

A visit to SCE’s GridTech Labs helps new engineering students prep for the rigors of college.
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Civil engineering student Kathleen Sagun felt a bit scared going into her freshman year at California State University, Long Beach’s College of Engineering. So, a recent visit to Southern California Edison’s GridTech Labs to meet engineering interns and tour the lab gave her some helpful direction.

Edison Scholars Program Will Issue $1.2M in Scholarships for STEM Students

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High school seniors can now apply for the $40,000 Edison Scholars college scholarships. Edison International is awarding $1.2 million in scholarships to 30 high school seniors to help them follow their dreams in STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) and empower them to change the world. 

Crafton Hills Fire Academy Hopes to Increase Number of Female Firefighters

The fire academy recently partnered with Edison International to provide scholarships with the goal of increasing diversity among its cadets.
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YUCAIPA, Calif.— Jessica Renfrow, 21, recalls a story her police officer father told her as a young girl about being called out to a burning building. The fire department hadn’t arrived yet, but a woman said her child was still inside.

Her father raced in and rescued the child, his scorched uniform evidence of the intense heat.

Mobile Home Park Residents to Save Money, Energy in New Pilot Program

SCE is taking part in the upgrade pilot to help enhance safety and reliability for park residents.
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VICTORVILLE, Calif. — The Greenbriar Mobile Home Park clubhouse was recently packed with residents like Patricia West, who lives with her disabled daughter, who came to learn about upcoming construction scheduled at their site.

For the next two months, crews will be converting the mobile home park’s master electric and gas distribution systems to direct electricity and natural gas utility service. Once completed, residents will become first-time customers of Southern California Edison and their local gas utility.  

California First Large State to Mandate 100 Percent Clean Power Grid

All sectors of the economy must come together to ‘decarbonize’ the world’s fifth-largest economy.
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With the Governor’s signing of Senate Bill 100, California becomes the first large state to set a 100 percent clean electricity target. The new law requires California’s utilities to drive the state’s energy grid to 100 percent clean power by 2045.

Porterville Transit First Site for SCE’s Electric Bus Charging Pilot

SCE is launching a number of programs to support charging medium- and heavy-duty trucks, buses and other industrial vehicles.
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Bus riders in Porterville, a city about 60 miles north of Bakersfield, will soon have one more reason to feel good about using public transportation: clean, smog-free electric buses.

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