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"There’s a simple reason that technologies and fuels like diesel are still predominant today after many decades - they work. Diesel provides an unmatched combination of efficiency, power and many other attributes that have withstood the test of time."

Diesel Technology Forum Executive Director Allen Schaeffer



From Coast to Coast, Public Transit Agencies Continue to Choose Clean Diesel & Diesel-Electric Hybrid Buses Over Other Alternatives
January 15, 2015 // Diesel Technology Forum

Washington, D.C. – New orders of clean diesel and diesel-electric hybrid buses by transit agencies in major communities like San Francisco, Chicago, Detroit, and New York over the past year are a strong indication that clean diesel technology is still the all-around best choice for public transportation according to Allen Schaeffer, the Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum.

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Diesel Industry Forecast
Diesel still projected to average less than $3 in 2015
February 19, 2015 // Overdrive Online

Despite the apparent end of the six-month diesel price plummet, the Department of Energy projects the price of diesel to remain near its current price throughout 2015, according to the latest Short Term Energy Outlook. In the January issue of its STEO report, the DOE forecasts the price of diesel will average $2.83 a gallon in 2015 — 2 cents lower than its projection in the January report and 3.5 cents lower than the average in the most recent week.

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Malloy's Transportation Plan Includes Upgrades, Longer Busway
February 18, 2015 // The Hartford Courant (CT)

When the Hartford line commuter service from New Haven to Hartford to Springfield begins in late 2016, for instance, it will be using secondhand diesel locomotives and passenger cars from Shore Line East. Connecticut's existing capital plan doesn't include money to replace those trains or the aging diesel fleet on Metro-North's branch lines, even though they're approaching the point where they should be scrapped, Redeker said. The Malloy proposal would remedy all of that, he said. "This would get us to a state-of-the-art diesel fleet," said Transportation Commissioner James Redeker.

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Newest and Cleanest Generation of Agricultural Diesel Engines & Equipment On Display at the 2015 World AG Expo in California
February 11, 2015 // Diesel Technology Forum

Tulare, CA – The world’s most advanced and efficient clean diesel equipment and technology for America and the world’s agricultural sector is being unveiled to the public and farm industry at this week’s 2015 World AG Expo in Tulare, CA. “This new generation clean diesel technologies is ultimately a game-changer for farmers here in America and ultimately around the world," said Allen Schaeffer of the Diesel Technology Forum. "With near-zero emissions, these machines are capable of doing more work than ever before, and will help boost the farm economy and contribute to improved air quality. Meeting these stringent ‘Tier 4’ U.S. emissions standards is made possible by the clean diesel system which combines ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel, advanced clean burning diesel engines, and emissions control and exhaust aftertreatment systems."

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New Clean Diesel Cars See a Future in Paris; Statement on the New Energy Transition Law
February 10, 2015 // Diesel Technology Forum

“This week, government leaders in Paris have taken bold and decisive action to encourage a future transition to newer and cleaner technology - and that includes clean diesel,” said Allen Schaeffer, executive director of the non-profit Diesel Technology Forum. “We are encouraged that the plan has been modified to take a more sensible approach that recognizes the advancements that have occurred in clean diesel technology over time and the incredible popularity of diesel in France. The new generation of clean diesel technology will help the City of Paris, as well as all of France, meet its near term goals on improving air quality while maintaining progress to lower greenhouse gas emissions like carbon dioxide (CO2).”

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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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Did you know?

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.