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Peter Hannam covers broad environmental issues ranging from climate change to renewable energy for Fairfax Media.
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...
Peter Hannam The World Business Council for Sustainable Development has signalled a change in priorities, replacing the Business Council of Australia as its preferred partner with the smaller Sustainable Business...
Peter Hannam Solar will continue to spread across, head of the second-largest US PV producer says.
Peter Hannam BHP Billiton, Adani Enterprises and AGL are among listed companies expanding fossil fuel holdings.
Peter Hannam The federal and state governments may be headed for a fiscal fight, with the Productivity Commission launching a probe into natural-disaster funding.
Peter Hannam Carnegie Wave Energy has been extended a $20m loan by the Clean Energy Finance Corp.
Peter Hannam Santos has dismissed shareholder demands for an immediate end to its coal seam gas project in the Pilliga, saying they are being led by “extremist activist groups”.
Peter Hannam It's been a long time coming but coal is making a comeback in Australia's energy mix, with coal-fired generators lifting their share of Australia's main power market in February.
Peter Hannam It's been a long time coming but coal is making a comeback in Australia's energy mix.
Peter Hannam Australians could sell their shares in fossil-fuel companies with little impact on overall portfolio returns while eliminating exposure to the so-called “carbon bubble”, a new report...
Peter Hannam A rush to take advantage of the carbon price has allowed renewable energy to grab its largest share of eastern Australia's main electricity market since the 1970s.
Peter Hannam Scrapping the $10 billion Clean Energy Finance Corp will strip between $110 million and $171 million a year from the federal budget rather than save the government money, the fund will tell a Senate...
Peter Hannam Thousands of jobs have been shed this year in Australia's solar photovoltaic industry as the rollback of state-based incentives dims the appeal of roof-top panels.
Peter Hannam Almost two-thirds of global greenhouse gas emissions from industrial sources can be traced to 90 major entities, including BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto, according to a peer-reviewed study.
Peter Hannam Government's direct action plan to curb greenhouse gas emissions cops another barb, this time from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.