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A federal budget package recently approved by the U.S. House and U.S. Senate includes a 50 percent increase in funding for a clean air program that reduces emissions from older diesel powered engines, vehicles and equipment. According to the The Diesel Technology Forum (DTF), funding for the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) under the current […]

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Diesel and diesel-powered vehicles have made huge improvements pollution-wise in the last 10 years. At the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) tenth annual West Coast Collaborative meeting the Diesel Technology Forum highlighted the evolution of diesel power as a workhorse and economical engine through the transformation to near zero emissions with a future focus to […]

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California, Texas and Florida lead the U.S. with the most registrations of fuel-efficient clean diesel and hybrid passenger vehicles. This fact comes out of new analysis and data released yesterday by the Diesel Technology Forum (DTF). The DTF analysis is based on data that includes the registration statistics of all passenger vehicles – cars, SUVS, […]

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The proposed 70-percent reduction in funding for the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) in the Obama Administration’s 2014 budget “will nearly decimate one of the nation’s most successful clean air programs”, according to Allen Schaeffer, executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum. The 2014 budget proposal would reduce DERA funding from $20 million in fiscal […]

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Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley was informed last Wednesday by the Diesel Technology Forum (DTF) that his new transportation funding proposal for the state would create tax penalties for diesel car owners. The DTF said this funding proposal will unfairly penalize 280,000 Maryland diesel car and light duty truck owners by 2020. The diesel tax inequity was […]

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Diesel Technology Forum executives strongly believe Virginia’s diesel tax disparity will be a penalty to diesel car owners. In a letter to the Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates and other members, Diesel Technology Forum Executive Director Allen Schaeffer explained the options now under final consideration will create an unfair and substantial disparity between […]

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