Maria Gallucci

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Maria Gallucci
UT Energy Journalism Fellow, 2017-2018
stacks of shipping containers

The shipping industry sets sail toward a carbon-free future

Cargo-shipping regulators have struck a historic deal to set their dirty fuel-burning industry on a low-carbon course

a cargo ship at sea

The Struggle to Make Diesel-Guzzling Cargo Ships Greener

How these emission-belching behemoths will transition to batteries and fuel cells

Maria Gallucci interviews a crew member on a cargo ship

Reflecting on a year on campus

Maria Gallucci discusses her time as the 2017-2018 UT Energy Journalism Fellow and her new book research on cargo shipping emissions

Maria Gallucci, an energy and environment reporter based in New York, was awarded the 2017-18 UT Energy Journalism Fellowship in May 2017. Her term as Energy Journalism Fellow ran from Sept. 1, 2017 to Aug. 31, 2018.

Gallucci succeeded Lorne Matalon, a journalist reporting for National Public Radio in West Texas, and Russell Gold, senior energy reporter at The Wall Street Journal.

Gallucci spent her year on campus researching and reporting a book project on the clean energy transformation in the cargo shipping sector. From mainstream shipping companies developing biofuels and hybrid engines, to environmentalist sailors reviving wind-powered schooners, she met with the entrepreneurs, innovators, and engineers who are working to tackle this final frontier in the low-carbon economy.

She was previously a science reporter at Mashable, InsideClimate News, International Business Times, and the independent magazine Makeshift. Prior to that, she worked as a journalist in Mexico City and Honduras.

Gallucci's work has appeared in a variety of global publications, including the Associated Press, Reuters, Bloomberg, El País, Deutsche Welle, and Yale Environment 360. She also received the SPJ Deadline Club’s 2013 Reporting by Independent Digital Media Award for co-authoring the e-book “Bloomberg’s Hidden Legacy.”