Peter Hannam

Peter Hannam is Environment Editor at The Sydney Morning Herald. He covers broad environmental issues ranging from climate change to renewable energy for Fairfax Media.

Heatwaves that pushed NSW's electricity supplies to the brink in February will become more common in the future, a ...

How Sydney can keep its power during heatwaves

The Berejiklian government will issue warnings of potential threats to electricity supplies from this summer after its review of February's heatwave found the power sector to be vulnerable.

Hunter Valley coal mines: Rehabilitation arrangements have come under scrutiny.

Mine rehabilitation is 'inadequate and vague'

Provisions to rehabilitate the state's 450 mines in NSW are inadequate, their required outcomes vague, and the risks of long-term failure are uncovered, according to a report by the Auditor-General.