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Robert Zullo

Energy transition reporter

Robert Zullo is a national energy reporter based in southern Illinois focusing on renewable power and the electric grid. Robert joined States Newsroom in 2018 as the founding editor of the Virginia Mercury. Before that, he spent 13 years as a reporter and editor at newspapers in Virginia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Louisiana. He has a bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. He grew up in Miami, Fla., and central New Jersey.

Electric reliability has been a hot topic lately — from congressional hearings to regulatory agencies and at the regional transmission organizations that run the…

Nearly a year ago, a Christmas weekend storm blasted across the country, forcing utilities to cut electricity to hundreds of thousands of people in…

How does Danish company’s decision to abandon New Jersey impact its major project off the coast of Ocean City — and Maryland’s fledgling wind energy industry?

Scrutiny on utility charges for transmission construction comes as state lawmakers from around the country, led by a Md. legislator, press federal regulators to allow more renewable energy onto the grid.

One expert calls the developments, which could boost renewable energy projects in Maryland, ‘the greatest transmission reforms in a generation.’

From winter storms to sweltering summer heat, there’s a consensus among experts that increasing extreme weather, a shifting electric generation mix, delays in getting…

Two projects are under development off the coast of Ocean City, while Maryland has upped its generation goals.

Beyond who builds and owns the chargers, however, there are other thorny issues to untangle.

Not enough critical materials are mined in the United States or other friendly countries to meet projected demands of a decarbonizing nation.

Despite reforms meant to speed up the queue, delays in getting mostly new solar, wind and storage projects through the largest American grid operator’s…