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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.

Currently, Md. utilities provide data to the Public Service Commission.


The U.S. Department of Energy is looking to dole out $7 billion from last year’s bipartisan infrastructure law.

For years, electric vehicles posed something of a chicken-and-egg problem. Mass adoption, seen as critical to cutting the largest single source of U.S. carbon…

In the wake of major coal ash spills from power plant containment ponds in Tennessee and into the Dan River along the North Carolina and Virginia border, the…

Billions of dollars in upgrades will be necessary to accommodate the offshore wind buildout contemplated by state and federal leaders.

As the threat of climate change becomes more dire and as technological advances make alternative energy ever cheaper options, the push to decarbonize the electric grid is growing.