CSX Earns EPA 2013 Climate Leadership Recognition
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 28, 2013
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CSX Corporation (NYSE: CSX)
today announced that the company won a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) 2013 Climate Leadership Award in the Goal Achievement category. The
award recognizes CSX's 8 percent voluntary reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG)
emissions intensity since 2007.
"Reducing CSX's emissions intensity by enhancing fuel efficiency is important
to CSX's mission and benefits our customers, employees, neighboring
communities and investors," said Michael J. Ward, chairman, president and CEO.
"CSX remains committed to driving further improvements for our environment,
while at the same time moving the goods our country needs."
CSX was the first transportation company to become a Climate Leaders Program
Partner in March 2007 and reached its voluntary 8 percent greenhouse gas
emissions intensity goal in 2010, one year ahead of schedule. By meeting this
goal, CSX reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 1.5 million metric tons – the
equivalent of taking 296,000 cars off the road for one year, or consuming more
than 3.5 million fewer barrels of oil. In 2012, the company announced a goal
to further reduce GHG emissions intensity, committing to an additional 6 to 8
percent decrease by 2020.
Investment in employee training and new technology is the key driver of the
company's continued emissions intensity improvement. CSX has invested more
than $1.75 billion over the past decade in an array of training and
fuel-saving locomotive technologies, which include:
oThe Event Recorder Automated Download (ERAD), a highly sophisticated
monitoring system that reads and interprets locomotive operations for
training purposes including reducing fuel consumption by eliminating
unnecessary power braking and engine revving;
oIdle-reduction technology that automatically starts and stops locomotive
engines when not in use and in some cases provides auxiliary power to
reduce the need to idle when a locomotive is not in motion; and
oNew, more fuel efficient, line-of-road locomotives, as well as ultra-low
emission GenSet switching locomotives. GenSet locomotives employ a set of
smaller engines rather than a single large locomotive engine to scale
power to demand more efficiently and reduce GHG emissions and diesel fuel
consumption by up to 25 percent.
"I commend CSX for its exemplary commitment and dedication to tackling the
challenge of climate change," said Gina McCarthy, assistant administrator for
EPA's Office of Air and Radiation. "CSX and all our Climate Leadership Award
winners are reducing harmful carbon pollution, increasing efficiency and
cutting waste at the same time."
The EPA co-sponsors the Climate Leadership Awards with The Climate Registry,
the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, and the Association of Climate
Change Officers. The Climate Leadership Awards build on the voluntary work
that organizations pursue in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and publicly
recognizes those efforts.
CSX, based in Jacksonville, Fla., is one of the nation's leading
transportation companies, providing rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck
transload services. The company's transportation network spans approximately
21,000 miles, with service to 23 eastern states, the District of Columbia and
two Canadian provinces. CSX's network connects more than 240 short line
railroads and more than 70 ocean, river, and lake ports. More information
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