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September 14, 2018   |

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Call to Climate Action: Today and Tomorrow, New-Generation Diesel Technology Reduces GHG Emissions

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We should all embrace innovation and opportunity in every form, and at the same time not lose sight of technologies that deliver climate progress today on a wide scale


At work on the streets, on jobsites, and in farm fields, mines and beyond, greenhouse gas emissions reductions are not a prospective goal, but are a daily reality, driven by the increased use of more advanced diesel engines


in many sectors no other fuel or technology options are expected to be commercially available on a wide scale, nor be able to deliver the unique combination of benefits that diesel possesses, for the foreseeable future


We encourage world leaders to consider policies to encourage the greater adoption of the latest clean diesel technologies out on the road, in the fields and on jobsites so as to accelerate progress today



September 14, 2018 (SAN FRANCISCO) – As the Global Climate Action Summit concludes in San Francisco, the emphasis will be on commitments and actions communities, cities, states and countries can take to tackle the climate challenge. The Diesel Technology Forum encourages the world’s leaders to embrace ALL greenhouse-gas-reducing technologies and consider policies that increase the adoption of the latest diesel engines, vehicles and equipment, which are proven to accelerate emissions reductions and carbon-cutting climate benefits.

“The diversity of economic and energy needs around the world is substantial. While the Summit has focused on options like ‘electrifying everything’ or switching to alternative forms of energy, many such approaches are aspirational or far outside the practical consideration for many cities and countries,” said Allen Schaeffer, executive director of the Forum.

“We should all embrace innovation and opportunity in every form, and at the same time not lose sight of technologies that deliver climate progress today on a wide scale. Making progress on global climate commitments requires a mix of proven and existing technologies, working alongside new technologies. Among these must be the new generation of diesel power.

“Diesel powers one out of every two sectors in the global economy. At work on the streets, on jobsites, and in farm fields, mines and beyond, greenhouse gas emissions reductions are not a prospective goal, but are a daily reality, driven by the increased use of more advanced diesel engines, vehicles and equipment around the globe. 

“Even as manufacturers investigate alternative fuels and technologies, many sectors depend solely upon diesel engines and fuels. While technology demonstrations or small-scale releases of alternate technologies may take place, in many sectors no other fuel or technology options are expected to be commercially available on a wide scale, nor be able to deliver the unique combination of benefits that diesel possesses, for the foreseeable future.

“Fortunately, established technologies like diesel are not standing still. Thanks to continuous improvement in efficiency and performance, the newest generation of diesel engine – when deployed in conjunction with ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel – offers a proven, cost-effective, energy-efficiency, near-zero-emission power choice. New renewable diesel and biodiesel fuel options – drop-in replacements for conventional fossil-based diesel – mean that the newest diesel technologies can cut greenhouse gasses and other emissions even further.

“We encourage world leaders to consider policies to encourage the greater adoption of the latest clean diesel technologies out on the road, in the fields and on jobsites so as to accelerate progress today,” concluded Schaeffer.

Tackling climate change is a big challenge that requires many solutions, and diesel power is delivering:

 

For more information on how diesel technology contributes to worldwide goals, visit https://www.dieselforum.org/dieselpowersthefuture.

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About The Diesel Technology Forum

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 http://www.dieselforum.org.


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