By Jacksonville Business Journal

CSX Corp. could save an estimated $1.2 million by reducing energy, greenhouses emissions and carbon dioxide, according to results of a graduate studentâ¿¿s analysis under the 2011 Climate Corps program.

CSX announced the results last week. The Climate Corps program places specially-trained graduate students in a three-month fellowship with companies, cities and universities to address climate change-related issues. This is the second year the company has participated in the program.

Graduate student Naveen Venkataraman, called a fellow under the Climate Corps program, examined both the companyâ¿¿s railyard air compressors and the CSX Data Center. Venkataraman helped CSX to identify potential greenhouse gas emissions savings of nearly 3,000 metric tons annually, stated a news release.

⿿We⿿re ecstatic that our partnership with the Climate Corps has demonstrated such actionable results and we thank our EDF (Environmental Defense Fund) fellow, Naveen Venkataraman, for his dedication in helping us achieve our emissions reduction goals,⿝ said Skip Elliott, vice president, public safety and environment, CSX.

Partnering with the Environmental Defense Fund is part of CSXâ¿¿s overall climate change strategy. The company has improved its fuel efficiency by more than 90 percent since 1980, a news release stated.

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