Robert Zullo

Robert Zullo

Robert Zullo covers energy and the electric grid for States Newsroom. Reach him at [email protected]

Sluggish pace of interconnection might jeopardize states’ renewable goals, report says

By: - May 19, 2023

The report by the Natural Resources Defense Council focuses on PJM, which coordinates the flow of electricity and runs power markets for a region that includes all or parts of 13 states and D.C.

EPA again proposes power plant carbon rules

By: - May 12, 2023

EPA says its new rule is based on cost-effective "control technologies,” and will avoid up to 617M metric tons of CO2 emissions through 2042

With decarbonization, advocates see a bright future for nuclear after decades of dormancy

By: - April 23, 2023

There is a new wave of advanced nuclear technology that energy start-ups, electric utilities and state and federal policymakers are eyeing.

After shootings, regulator doesn’t recommend additional substation security standards

By: - April 21, 2023

The decision comes a rash of shooting attacks that have knocked out power in parts of several states.

EPA sued over failure to set, update pollution limits

By: - April 12, 2023

The plaintiffs say the agency’s inaction amounts to a “free pass to pollute” for hundreds of chemical and fertilizer plants, oil refineries, plastics manufacturers and other industrial facilities.

Wind and whales: ‘No evidence’ links projects to deaths

By: - March 1, 2023

Federal agencies and scientists say there’s no connection between offshore wind development and unusual whale deaths on the East Coast.

After a series of winter storms, regulators approve new standards for power plants

By: - February 23, 2023

The vote last week on the standards came with the acknowledgement by the commission that the new rules don’t go nearly far enough.

Across the country, a big backlash to new renewables is mounting 

By: - February 16, 2023

Nationwide, new renewable energy development has drawn opposition that has birthed, in many cases, bans, moratoriums and other restrictions. 

Offshore wind will need major investments in transmission, supply chain, reports say

By: - January 28, 2023

Coastal states across the country are pushing for offshore wind projects, but potential bottlenecks loom

As another winter storm strains the electric grid, it’s time to fix transmission, experts say

By: - January 3, 2023

The U.S. grid needs to be better connected to enable power to be moved easily to where it’s needed in moments of crisis, experts say

Environmental enforcement has fallen off under Biden, report says

By: - December 23, 2022

Federal environmental enforcement hit a two-decade low in 2022, per a report by a national environmental group

States are vying for money to start ‘hydrogen hubs.’ What are they?

By: - October 23, 2022

Many see “hydrogen hubs” — clustered centers for production, storage and use of the gas — as a crucial piece of the puzzle for decarbonizing the U.S. economy.