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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."

AAA in its 2011 Earth Day announcement of its Top Picks for Green Vehicles



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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US to increase DERA funding for clean diesel projects
December 18, 2014 // DieselNet

The federal budget package approved by the US House and Senate includes a 50% increase in funding for the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA), according to the Diesel Technology Forum. Under the adopted budget package, funding for DERA—a clean air program to reduce emissions from older, in-use diesel engines, vehicles and equipment—will increase from $20 million to $30 million if signed into law by President Obama.

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Diesel security part of Cabinet’s plan to combat load shedding
December 11, 2014 // The Citizen (South Africa)

Cabinet has adopted a five-point plan to address the electricity challenges facing South Africa. The announcement was made by the Minister in the Presidency for Performance, Monitoring and Evaluation, Jeff Radebe, in Pretoria on Thursday. “Today (Thursday), Eskom will sign a memorandum of understanding with the Strategic Fuel Fund and Transnet Ports Authority so that the country can be assured of a regular diesel supply.

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Congressional Budget Legislation Boosts Funding For Successful Clean Air Program
December 16, 2014 // Diesel Technology Forum

Washington, D.C. - The federal budget package approved by the U.S. House and U.S. Senate includes a 50 percent increase in funding for a highly effective clean air program that reduces emissions from older diesel powered engines, vehicles and equipment, according to the Diesel Technology Forum. Funding for the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) under the current funding package will increase from $20 million to $30 million if signed into law by President Obama.

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Clean Diesel Technology’s Role in U.S. Economic Growth & Environmental Gains Outlined for Congressional Committee
December 11, 2014 // Diesel Technology Forum

Washington, D.C. - Diesel power’s role as “the lifeblood of the global economy” and the development of the new generation of ultra-low sulfur clean diesel fuel and clean diesel engines and equipment are two major factors to consider when reviewing the status of the U.S. energy situation since the creation of a national energy policy 40 years ago, according to the Diesel Technology Forum.

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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.