National Mining Association spokesperson Ashley Burke told Reuters that the industry was “ramping up as much as possible” to supply European buyers, but faced “limits to what the rail transport and ports can handle.”
Airlines, hotels, rental car companies and booking sites all reported a surge in demand for their services in the latest batch of company earnings. But at the same time, many of those companies face a tight labor market and limited volume.
Xcel plans to close all three of Sherco's coal units by 2030. It wants to replace a portion of that electricity with a 460-megawatt solar project that would cover about 3,200 acres just outside of Becker.