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.
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.
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.
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."
“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).”