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Lamgold to generate 15% of own electricity in 5 yrs

Toronto-based gold producer Iamgold president and CEO Steve Letwin is championing the use of renewable energy as an opportunity for gold mines to reduce costs – a proposition that the company is testing through its Rosebel gold mine, in Suriname.

Although saving money is an imperative for all mining companies operating in the current environment, Letwin was equally convinced that the sector needed to pursue a greener strategy on environmental grounds, “to reduce the carbon we’re burning to produce energy.”

Energy and Mines, the organiser of the third Renewables and Mining Summit and Exhibition Toronto, which will take place on October 15 and 16, recently interviewed Letwin on his vision for Iamgold and renewable energy going forward. 

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