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May 09, 2017   |   Diesel Technology Forum

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Media Advisory: California Webinar - Thursday May 18th - “Making the Most of the VW Settlement in California: More Clean Air for the Dollar”

Washington, D.C. – As individual states around the U.S. move forward with plans on how to invest their share of the $2.8 billion Environmental Mitigation Trust included in the VW settlement, the Diesel Technology Forum will host a series of webinars with engine and vehicle industry leaders to discuss the best investments to achieve better air quality as required under the settlement.

            The Environmental Mitigation Trust included in the VW settlement represents an historic opportunity for California to help improve regional air quality. The Golden State is set to become the largest beneficiary of the Environmental Mitigation Trust established in the settlement and will receive $423 million to upgrade or replace older commercial vehicles and off-road equipment specifically for the purpose of reducing NOx emissions.

What Are the Best Options for Reducing NOx in California?

            How can these dollars best be used? Switching to electric vehicles? Targeting the oldest or the largest sources of emissions? Marine and locomotives or commercial trucks? What actually is the population of commercial trucks in California and the surrounding region?

            What are the best options for reducing NOx emissions in the region, and which technologies deliver the largest reductions on a dollar per pound basis?

            Please join us for a free webinar on Thursday, May 18th at 11 a.m. PT to learn more about the VW Environmental Mitigation Trust and which strategies and technology choices maximize the clean air benefits from the Trust.

            There is no cost for the webinar but space is limited. Register for the webinar here or http://www.dieselforum.org/webinar/making-the-most-of-the-vw-settlement-in-california-more-clean-air-for-the-dollar

            Diesel Technology Forum representatives will present recent research summarizing cost effective technology solutions to meet the NOx mitigation goals of the Environmental Mitigation Trust along with information about the population of vehicles and equipment in use in California eligible for funding. Engine, vehicle and equipment manufacturers will be on hand to answer questions regarding the technology availability and readiness.

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Upcoming Webinars

            In June, the Forum will be conducting webinars focusing on clean air investment policies in Florida, New York, and Pennsylvania (more information will be provided soon).

June 7, 2017 | 11:00 am – Noon ET
Making the Most of the VW Settlement in New York: More Clean Air for the Dollar
Register now!

June 7, 2017 | 2:00-3:00pm ET
Making the Most of the VW Settlement in Florida: More Clean Air for the Dollar
Register now!

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