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Peter Hannam covers broad environmental issues ranging from climate change to renewable energy for Fairfax Media.
Peter Hannam Proponents of Australia's largest prospective coal mines say they are undeterred by the decision of two leading US banks not to participate in any funding of a related port expansion in Queensland.
Peter Hannam Two more global banking giants have declared they will not participate in funding for the Abbot Point coal port expansion, adding fresh financial doubts for potentially Australia’s biggest coal...
Peter Hannam The decision by the University of NSW to retain its $50 million investments in fossil fuel-related businesses has been dubbed “a complete failure of leadership” by divestment activists.
Peter Hannam The coal industry in NSW has suffered a “brutal double blow” following the rejection by the Planning Assessment Commission of two open-cut mine expansions in the Hunter Valley and the...
Peter Hannam Governments everywhere need to introduce stable and “economically meaningful” policies to divert investments away from fossil fuels and into low-carbon alternatives to avoid more radical...
Peter Hannam The overwhelming majority of submissions received by the Abbott government’s hand-picked panel reviewing the Renewable Energy Target back its goals.
Peter Hannam Consumers should know by August 18 how much their energy provider will cut gas or power prices in the wake of the repeal of the carbon tax.
Peter Hannam The end of the carbon price triggered a drop in output from Snowy Hydro last month but high levels of wind and solar energy helped drive the share of coal-fired power stations in Australia’s...
Peter Hannam Australians considering putting solar photovoltaic (PV) panels on their roofs might want to get a hurry-on.
Peter Hannam The Clean Energy Finance Corporation has capped its first year of operations, managing to avoid the federal government's axe and generating more than $3 billion in investment in renewable energy and...
Peter Hannam Suntech - now rebadged as Wuxi Suntech Power - is rising from the ashes.
Peter Hannam Assuming the government can get the key parts of its changes through, who stands to win and who stands to lose?
Peter Hannam Australia’s wind energy records have been blown away by the wintry storm that ripped through the country’s south-east, with turbines supplying almost one-fifth of the electricity at its...
Peter Hannam Billions of dollars in renewable energy investments could be facing the chop.
Peter Hannam Tony Wood says the battle over the Renewable Energy Target comes down to sovereign risk.
Peter Hannam About $US300 billion ($325 billion) in fossil-fuel assets, such as coal, could be left in the ground due to efforts to combat climate change, according to International Energy Agency chief economist...
Peter Hannam Farmers opposed to Santos' coal seam operations in north-western NSW have begun action to force the company to reveal information about alleged contamination of two water bores near exploration wells.
Peter Hannam The head of Australia's flagship clean energy development agency says the organisation's planned axing is a broken promise that will leave the country's energy sector obsolete.
Peter Hannam Australia will begin an investigation into whether Chinese producers of solar photovoltaic panels have been selling below cost in the domestic market.
Peter Hannam, Tom Arup The planned axing of the primary agency supporting clean energy in Australia by the Abbott government would break pre-election commitments and propel investment in emerging technologies off-shore, an...