Clean Diesel Powers State Economies, Provides American Jobs
(Diesel Technology Forum/PR Newswire) New Resource Demonstrates State-by-State Impact of Clean Diesel Technology — Today the Diesel Technology Forum (the Forum) unveiled a first-of-a-kind analysis of the broad impact of clean diesel on state economies. A look through the Forum’s searchable, state-by-state breakdowns and statistics shows how diesel powers each state’s economy and is the backbone of its transportation systems.
For each of the 50 U.S. states, plus Washington, D.C., the new resource identifies the state’s population of diesel-powered commercial trucks, marine vessels, transit and school buses, and light-duty vehicles; number of renewable fuel producers and stations; diesel fuel consumption; and diesel-related manufacturing and jobs. Each state page also features news and print-friendly fact sheets with infographics tailored for that state. To access the print-friendly version, hit the “print” icon on the left side of the website.
The production of diesel engines and the vehicles and equipment they power along with affiliated components, emissions control technologies, clean diesel fuel and advanced biofuels generate more than $455 billion in economic wealth, according to research commissioned by the Diesel Technology Forum. $46 billion of this U.S.-made technology reaches overseas markets. Nationwide, the diesel industry is responsible for generating more than 1.25 million American jobs; nearly 30,000 of these jobs are concentrated in Texas.
Diesel engine, vehicle and equipment manufacturers continue their record of innovation by making their products more efficient and sustainable, incorporating hybrid and electric drive components and renewable fuel capabilities, thereby ensuring a role in the future.