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Media Advisory -- "Diesel Cars, Trucks and SUVs in the U.S.: Customer and Societal Benefits, Challenges and Opportunities" Webinar, September 23, 2015 - Noon ET

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WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The financial and environmental benefits of advanced clean diesel technology and fuel will be the focus of a webinar on Wednesday presented by the Diesel Technology Forum as part of its Web Learning Series designed for policy makers, researchers, media, students and others seeking the latest insight from leading experts in technology, policy, research and development.

Diesel Technology Forum

With questions being raised about the application and use of new diesel technology in passenger vehicles, the webinar will address the use of new diesel technology and the resulting benefits to both consumers and communities.

Wednesday, September 23rd, Noon ET

Speakers: Casey Selecman, Senior Manager, Martec Group 
Allen Schaeffer, Executive Director, Diesel Technology Forum

There is no cost for the webinar but space is limited. Register for the webinar

This webinar will present new research findings that quantify the benefits to the consumer in owning and operating a diesel car, pickup truck or SUV, the societal benefits in fuel savings, and the environmental benefits of emissions reductions.

The webinar will also feature a state of play for diesels in the U.S. today, including current and future models, market outlooks, and will also address key factors in the consideration of a diesel including fuel prices and availability of fuel stations.

Since 2005, the U.S. has experienced a renaissance in diesel for passenger cars and light trucks. With the transition to cleaner diesel fuel and new technology engines, and a sharpening focus on future fuel efficiency requirements, diesels are poised to continue to grow in the U.S.

While diesels currently make up a modest three percent of the U.S. passenger vehicle market, some analysts predicts diesels will increase to 7 to 8 percent of the U.S. market by 2020.

The Diesel Technology Forum Web Learning Series
The Forum's Web Learning Series is presenting new information on a range of topics including personal transportation choices, goods movement, rail and water transportation, emergency preparedness, agricultural productivity and efficiency, renewable fuels, construction efficiency and more.

The 60 minute sessions include the presentation of new research, important insights and useful information on key policy issues including energy, environmental, climate, and economic choices in each of the topical areas.

Each of the sessions focus on a unique and timely topic and is a blend of technical information, relevant policy discussions, and real world experience. Opportunities are provided for participants to pose questions to the presenters. All web events are free but require pre-registration.

Coming Next . . .
"Power Up: State Initiatives to Enhance Readiness and Resiliency for Ensuring Continuous Electrical Operation for Key Businesses and Facilities During Grid Outages"
September 29, 2015Noon ET

As part of National Preparedness Month, we will provide updates on state plans to keep the lights on during severe weather events. Mobile and stationary diesel generators have long provided emergency backup power to critical facilities.

Many states susceptible to severe weather are now requiring or encouraging retail fuel locations to install emergency backup power capabilities to keep motorists along evacuation routes and also allow first responders to refuel in the event of a widespread power outage.

The State of Maryland has been a leader by providing incentives for retail fuel locations to either install the necessary switchgear to accept a mobile generator or install a stationary generator through the Fuel Up Maryland program administered by the Maryland Energy Administration. The state is building on the success of the program by expanding eligibility to emergency shelters including firehouses.

We will have senior administrators with the Maryland Energy Administration speaking about this unique program to make sure retail fuel locations and emergency shelters have emergency backup power to keep motorists on evacuation routes, refuel first responder vehicles and make sure residents needing emergency housing all have electricity.

Speakers: Mike Jones, Program Analyst, Maryland Energy Administration
Jeff Pillon, Director, Energy Assurance Program, National Association of State Energy Officials
There is no cost for the webinar but space is limited. Register for the webinar

Connect with DTF
For the latest insights and information from the leaders in clean diesel technology, join us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @DieselTechForum, or YouTube @DieselTechForum and connect with us on LinkedIn.  

The Diesel Technology Forum is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of diesel engines, fuel and technology. Forum members are leaders in clean diesel technology and represent the three key elements of the modern clean-diesel system: advanced engines, vehicles and equipment, cleaner diesel fuel and emissions-control systems. For more information visit

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Allen Schaeffer

Steve Hansen
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