Rail is one of the most efficient transportation methods ... and keeps significant number of truck off the roads and highways ... CSX is taking it to the next level by voluntarily reducing CO2 emissions byu 8 pct by 2011.
"... plan to reduce the CO2 emissions ... 8% per revenue ton mile by 2011. ... part of its participation in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Climate Leaders Program, a voluntary program for businesses to inventory and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. "
" ... first ever from a major U.S. transportation provider. CSX's commitment will reduce C02 emissions by 2.4 million tons - the equivalent of taking 441,000 cars off the road each year, or burning 5,598,000 fewer barrels of oil."
In CSX's non-railroad operations, the company plans to use building space more efficiently, improve HVAC systems, and install energy-efficient lighting and automatic computer-shutdown software.
"Since 1980, ... has invested more than $1 billion to upgrade its fleet with more efficient .... locomotives and has improved locomotive fuel efficiency by over 80%. By the end of 2009, an additional 1,200 CSX locomotives will be upgraded to further reduce emissions and lower fuel consumption by nearly 10 million gallons. ..."
Via: CSX LINK
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