Energy

New Afton Exceeds 2023 Energy Targets

In November 2023, New Afton completed a self-assessment of Towards Sustainable Mining’s (TSM) Climate Change Protocol, achieving a AAA rating for the Facility Climate Change Management indicators of the Climate Change Protocol. This result speaks to the tireless work done by our energy team in energy and emissions management.  Over the past 10 years, New […]

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In November 2023, New Afton completed a self-assessment of Towards Sustainable Mining’s (TSM) Climate Change Protocol, achieving a AAA rating for the Facility Climate Change Management indicators of the Climate Change Protocol. This result speaks to the tireless work done by our energy team in energy and emissions management.  Over the past 10 years, New

Reducing Emissions by Carpooling and Cycling to Work

In 2023, employee-led campaigns to reduce emissions by changing the way staff commute to work demonstrated our commitment to New Gold’s Values of Integrity, by doing what is right and demonstrating environmental stewardship. Both the carpooling initiative and participation in GoByBike Week aimed to empower employees to make changes in their own lives to reduce

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In 2023, employee-led campaigns to reduce emissions by changing the way staff commute to work demonstrated our commitment to New Gold’s Values of Integrity, by doing what is right and demonstrating environmental stewardship. Both the carpooling initiative and participation in GoByBike Week aimed to empower employees to make changes in their own lives to reduce

Making Energy Management Self-Sustaining

At New Afton, our vision is a site where energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) management is self-sustaining. This means energy management is something done by everyone on a day-to-day basis, there is a high level of energy awareness amongst the team, and everyone is working to continually improve energy and GHG performance in everything they

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At New Afton, our vision is a site where energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) management is self-sustaining. This means energy management is something done by everyone on a day-to-day basis, there is a high level of energy awareness amongst the team, and everyone is working to continually improve energy and GHG performance in everything they

Bike Valet Service: Lowering Emissions and Increasing Community Connections

New Gold’s New Afton Mine is proud to support the City of Kamloops’ launch of their newest community asset – a Bike Valet Service Kit. This exciting collaboration is made possible by a donation of $23,500 from New Afton, the support of the City of Kamloops, the Kamloops Cycling Coalition (KCC), and the tireless dedication

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New Gold’s New Afton Mine is proud to support the City of Kamloops’ launch of their newest community asset – a Bike Valet Service Kit. This exciting collaboration is made possible by a donation of $23,500 from New Afton, the support of the City of Kamloops, the Kamloops Cycling Coalition (KCC), and the tireless dedication

3rd Sandvik Z50 BEV Haul Truck Arrives at New Afton 

In May, the third Sandvik Z50 Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Haul Truck arrived at New Afton.  After arrival, the new unit had fire suppression upgrades installed and underwent thorough inspections by mechanical and electrical teams in order to meet site standards before heading underground.   Our increase in BEV hauling capacity now allows us to update

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In May, the third Sandvik Z50 Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Haul Truck arrived at New Afton.  After arrival, the new unit had fire suppression upgrades installed and underwent thorough inspections by mechanical and electrical teams in order to meet site standards before heading underground.   Our increase in BEV hauling capacity now allows us to update

Exceptional Energy Performance

New Afton Targets 10,000 Hours of BEV Utilization In November 2022, New Afton recertified to ISO 50001:2018. After a comprehensive recertification audit of all Significant Energy Uses (SEUs) on site, New Afton is still the only mine in North America to be certified to this internationally recognized standard. ISO 50001 as a tool helps build

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New Afton Targets 10,000 Hours of BEV Utilization In November 2022, New Afton recertified to ISO 50001:2018. After a comprehensive recertification audit of all Significant Energy Uses (SEUs) on site, New Afton is still the only mine in North America to be certified to this internationally recognized standard. ISO 50001 as a tool helps build

Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV) Program

New Afton Targets 10,000 Hours of BEV Utilization At New Afton, our BEV story began in 2015 while exploring the feasibility of expansion into the C-Zone ore body. During this time, heat was recognized as a key factor affecting mining at that depth and the tethered electric vehicles of the day were shown to have

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New Afton Targets 10,000 Hours of BEV Utilization At New Afton, our BEV story began in 2015 while exploring the feasibility of expansion into the C-Zone ore body. During this time, heat was recognized as a key factor affecting mining at that depth and the tethered electric vehicles of the day were shown to have

New Afton Surpasses Energy Targets

Despite the challenges nature threw at us in 2021, it was another successful year in terms of Energy and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Management at New Afton. Firstly, ISO 50001 is our system to ensure we continually improve our energy and GHG performance. In December 2021, we passed our ISO 50001 Surveillance Audit. In addition, New

New Afton Surpasses Energy Targets Read More »

Despite the challenges nature threw at us in 2021, it was another successful year in terms of Energy and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Management at New Afton. Firstly, ISO 50001 is our system to ensure we continually improve our energy and GHG performance. In December 2021, we passed our ISO 50001 Surveillance Audit. In addition, New

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Going Green with Battery Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Helping create a low carbon future Since the installation of six Level 2 BEV charging stations at the mine in December 2020, New Afton has supplied over 5,300 kWh to eight registered electric vehicles in 350 charging events.  This is equivalent to a greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction of over 3,400 kg CO2 eq. BEV make and

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Helping create a low carbon future Since the installation of six Level 2 BEV charging stations at the mine in December 2020, New Afton has supplied over 5,300 kWh to eight registered electric vehicles in 350 charging events.  This is equivalent to a greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction of over 3,400 kg CO2 eq. BEV make and