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From powering the generators that give hospitals electricity within 10 seconds of a blackout to fueling military and disaster-relief vehicles, diesel is a key player in protecting our public health and safety.

Emergency Backup Power

Each second counts in the operating room, and diesel is a silent yet reliable partner to virtually every hospital across the country. No other energy source provides full-strength backup power within seconds of a failure by the primary electricity grid.

In the aftermath of hurricanes, diesel-powered equipment immediately goes to work, aiding in rescue operations and clean up processes. Diesel's work continues as a partner in the rebuilding efforts. During power outages, diesel supplies the back-up power to keep critical services in operation.

Emergency Response

Call 911, and odds are that a piece of diesel-powered equipment will respond. Fire trucks, ambulances, and other rescue equipment all rely on diesel.  Diesel is also becoming the power of choice for police cars. 

Homeland Security and Public Safety

Diesel vehicles play an important role in protecting our public safety and homeland security. Approximately one-third of the fuel consumed by the U.S. military each year is diesel. And, in the aftermath of the 2001 terrorist attacks, diesel-powered construction equipment played a major role in the recovery and cleanup operations.

Just what is clean diesel? Learn about the components of clean diesel technology from the engine to the fuel to the emissions control systems.

 

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August 25, 2014 // TruckingInfo.Com

There seems to be no letting up when it comes to recent declines in the average price of on-highway diesel, with it hitting its lowest level since July 2013. It has fallen for the eighth consecutive week, according to the U.S. Energy Department, down 1. . .  read more

Making a cheaper, cleaner diesel fuel to do industry’s heavy lifting
July 24, 2014 // PBS Newshour

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July 10, 2014 // The New York Times

More than half of the new cars registered in Western Europe last year were diesel powered, compared with only about one in 10 back in 1990. (Even now, only about 3 percent of new cars in the United States are diesels, according to the market researcher IH. . .  read more

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