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"Diesels are not often thought of as being 'green,' but the latest generation diesels produce fewer tailpipe emissions and significantly reduce carbon dioxide output. Today's diesels are so clean they meet environmental standards in all states, including those that have adopted the more stringent California emissions rules."

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California, Texas & Florida Lead U.S. in High-Mileage Diesel & Hybrid Passenger Vehicles
June 4, 2014 // Diesel Technology Forum

Washington, D.C. – California, Texas and Florida lead the U.S. with the most registrations of fuel-efficient clean diesel and hybrid passenger vehicles according to a new analysis and data released today by the Diesel Technology Forum. The analysis is based on data that includes the registration statistics of all passenger vehicles – cars, SUVS, pickup trucks and vans – that were compiled by R.L. Polk and Company in all 50 states and the District of Columbia through December 31, 2013.

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California High-Speed Rail Authority Highlights Green Construction Equipment Partnership
November 23, 2014 // EPA Newsroom

FRESNO, Calif. -- The California High-Speed Rail Authority joined state and local officials as well as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to highlight the use of construction equipment, including cranes, crawlers and excavators, that meets the nation’s most stringent environmental standards for diesel engines. “The construction of this first-in-the-nation high-speed rail will bring air quality benefits to residents of the San Joaquin Valley,” said Jared Blumenfeld, EPA’s Regional Administrator for the Pacific Southwest. “And, by using clean diesel engines during the construction phase, emissions of soot and nitrogen oxides are reduced up to 95 percent compared to older models.”

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Ann Arbor Transportation Authority Board of Directors Decides on Propulsion Technology for New Bus Order
November 21, 2014 // Mass Transit

Chris White, AAATA’s manager of service development, noted “The emissions and noise from conventional diesel buses have been greatly reduced. The advantage of hybrid-electric buses is now not as great, compared to 2007 when AAATA put its first hybrid buses into service.” New low-emission conventional buses will reduce emissions by 90 percent when compared to the oldest conventional buses in the fleet.

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Global Gains and Future Potential for Clean Diesel Power In All Modes of Transportation Outlined At 7th Emissions Summit USA
October 28, 2014 // Diesel Technology Forum

Chicago, IL – The growing acceptance and adoption of clean diesel systems utilizing Selective Catalytic Reduction Systems (SCR) technology is having a positive impact on reducing emissions and increasing fuel efficiency across the board from passenger cars to the largest marine and rail engines, according to Allen Schaeffer, the Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum.

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Clean Diesel Cars Again Among Finalists For “Green Car of the Year®” Award
October 21, 2014 // Diesel Technology Forum

Washington, D.C. – Clean diesel cars were included among the five finalist positions for 2015 “Green Car of the Year®” award with the Audi A3 TDI clean diesel car and the Volkswagen Golf, which offers a new 2.0 liter TDI clean diesel, gasoline and electric engines, being named as finalists today. Since the “Green Car of the Year®”award was created 10 years ago, clean diesels have had 10 finalists and two winners, with the Volkswagen Jetta TDI clean diesel winning in 2009 and the Audi A3 TDI clean diesel winning in 2010.

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Event: Fueling the Future in a Green Economy

The Diesel Technology Forum is engaged in a variety of events throughout the year ranging from technology displays to speaking engagements to Congressional briefings.

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The only thing wrong with the compression-ignition engine is that it was invented in 1893. If it had been developed by Elon Musk last year, Congress would be drafting legislation requiring every auto maker to offer diesel engines.