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The Austin, Texas, school district recently got one of only 18 hybrid school buses in the whole nation. It will consume about half as much fuel as a regular bus and emit far fewer pollutants. It uses the same technology as do the poplar hybrid cars on the market. But hybrid buses are expensive. That's why Advanced Energy, a nonprofit company, is trying to help school districts acquire them. It is working to lower the cost by making bulk purchases on behalf of several school districts along with using private and public grants and donations.
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Title Annotation:STATELINE
Publication:State Legislatures
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Feb 1, 2008
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