Peter Hannam covers carbon economy issues ranging from the business of renewable energy and carbon trading to the science of climate change for Fairfax Media.
Peter Hannam The share of coal in eastern Australia's electricity generation network has continued to recede, along with emissions, despite a March heatwave that lifted power demand for the first time in 16...
Peter Hannam For Dee Sauvarin it was a fear of soaring power prices that pushed her into solar power.
Peter Hannam Australian insurers are wasting millions of dollars gathering data on hazards, such as floods.
Peter Hannam Australia's main electricity market could source all of its electricity from renewable energy with the help of a carbon price of as low as $50 a tonne, according to research at the University of NSW.
Peter Hannam A 'buyer's strike' by two of Australia's biggest electricity retailers is potentially stalling growth in the renewable energy industry.
Peter Hannam A buyer's strike by two of the biggest electricity retailers is potentially stalling growth in the renewable energy industry.
Peter Hannam International Monetary Fund says subsidies increase inequality and raise greenhouse gas emissions.
Peter Hannam IMF urges nations to slash their $US1.9 trillion in annual subsidies which harm the environment and aded to inequality.
Peter Hannam Scrapping the carbon tax would effectively halt investment in the country's renewable energy sector overnight without other changes to support the industry, according to modelling by research group...
Peter Hannam Former solar billionaire and Australian citizen Shi Zhengrong is being investigated by Chinese authorities over financial dealings that may have contributed to the insolvency of his company, Suntech...
Peter Hannam Global milk prices have soared to a record high as New Zealand's worst drought in decades drains growth and conditions limit output in Australia and elsewhere.
Peter Hannam Global milk prices are at record highs - but the impact won't be felt at your supermarket just yet.
Peter Hannam and Brian Robins Origin Energy boss warns a new round of capital spending might place pressure on power prices.
Peter Hannam Suntech Power, the solar giant founded by Australian Shi Zhengrong, is teetering on the edge.
Peter Hannam A Productivity Commission report into climate change adaptation has argued against subsidised premiums for homeowners living in flood-prone regions, a finding that drew praise from insurers and the...
Peter Hannam Shi Zhengrong, the former billionaire dubbed the 'Sun King' for the meteoric rise of his solar company, Suntech Power, remains 'upbeat and very positive', even as a possible debt default looms.
Peter Hannam Customers of failed solar company Unleash Solar are likely to fare much better than creditors owed millions of dollars, after serial rescue company Clean Energy Enterprises took over their contracts.
Peter Hannam As many as one in four superannuation holders would shift investments if found to be investing in coal.
Peter Hannam The share of coal in eastern Australia's electricity generation network has fallen below 75 per cent for the first time, helping to drag down carbon emissions.
Peter Hannam It's a tale of soaring wealth and then plummeting fortunes rarely seen even in Australia's famously boom and bust mining industry.