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 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.
Peter Hannam Ex-cyclone Oswald has left the biggest damage bill from Australia's summer of extreme weather.
Peter Hannam Lufthansa probably thought it was on a winner when it began using a mix of biofuel and jet fuel.
Peter Hannam Business groups have welcomed the Victorian government's decision to end a mandatory energy efficiency program almost two years early.
Peter Hannam Australia has been re-rated on international reinsurance markets after another summer of flooding and extreme weather raised the country's peril profile, said Insurance Council of Australia chief...
Peter Hannam A RISE in hydro power and further inroads from other renewable energy sources is contributing to a drop in carbon emissions from the electricity sector, according to Pitt & Sherry research.
Peter Hannam Solar and wind-power generation soaring at home and abroad as falling costs combine with rising prices for fossil-fuel alternatives to reshape electricity markets.
Peter Hannam A surge in hydro power and further inroads from other renewable energy sources is contributing to a drop in carbon emissions from the electricity sector, according to Pitt & Sherry research.
Peter Hannam 2012 was another bumper year for renewable energy worldwide with solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity surpassing 100 gigawatts for the first time and wind energy capacity expanding by almost one-fifth.
Peter Hannam Rising premiums and patchy economic growth contributes to businesses ditching property insurance.
Peter Hannam Australia's insurers are continuing to tally the cost of this summer's floods and fires, with the insured losses now exceeding $550 million in Queensland alone.