Earth Day: cleaner emissions & improved efficiency from a unique source

One of the true environmental success stories of the past two decades has been the emergence of clean diesel technology and fuel.  After billions of dollars to research and development, truck, car, bus and off-road manufacturers are now producing clean diesel engines and equipment that have near zero emissions, according to Allen Schaeffer, the Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum.

The United States has experienced a truly remarkable transition with the development of new clean diesel technology,” Schaeffer said.  “The new diesel truck, car and off-road engines have reduced particulate matter and nitrogen oxide emissions by more than 90 percent in the past two decade.

“And, we’re proud to note that this all has been accomplished by an industry that has worked cooperatively with policymakers and environmental stakeholders from California to Washington D.C. and around the world to dramatically reduce emissions while also increasing clean diesel’s efficiency and productivity,” Schaeffer said.

Earth Day is an opportunity to reflect on our commitments to protect and enhance our environment and natural resources, and use energy resources efficiently.  There is no better example than dieselas a technology and an industry that has undergone a complete transformation in so little time that is enhancing our environment and quality of life around the globe.

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