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.

Sunrise or sunset?: Green investments face an uncertain future in Australia.

Green bonds' time has come

Political uncertainty after the weekend's indecisive federal elections could further hinder Australia's development of business tools needed to tackle climate change, leaving it lagging further behind other nations, analysts say.

Setting sun on solar?: Industry highlights drop in new installations.

'Sunburnt country has burnt solar industry'

Australia's solar energy sector is facing further job losses amid falling numbers of new rooftop installations amid a lack of support during the Abbott-Turnbull governments, industry representatives say.

Steamy issue: how to cut Australia's carbon emissions.

Hunt 'not aware' of political ties

The lead author of a consultants' report hailed by Environment Minister Greg Hunt as supporting the government's climate policies is a current member of the Liberal Party and a former candidate for the federal seat of Sydney.