Wind turbines’ impact on birds and caribou highlighted; Sabina states proposal can cut fossil fuel emissions at mine project in half
Sabina Gold and Silver Corp.’s proposal to add a renewable energy centre to power its Back River mining project has led the Nunavut Impact River Board to reconsider the project’s licensing terms.
The review board indicated its decision to reconsider the terms of operation is because of public concerns expressed over potential environmental effects from the energy centre.
Formally called the Back River Project Energy Centre, it was first proposed by Sabina on Sept. 20.
The proposal calls for construction of 13 wind turbines, one array of solar panels, and a battery storage system that could provide up to 50 megawatts of power.
It would power the Back River gold…