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Peter Hannam

Peter Hannam covers broad environmental issues ranging from climate change to renewable energy for Fairfax Media.

Media

Fairfax unveils digital subscription plans

Peter Hannam Fairfax Media is to introduce subscriptions for the digital versions of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age from next month, 18 years after the launch of the newspapers' websites.

Media

Fairfax to detail online subscription plan

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Peter Hannam Fairfax Media will unveil more details about its digital subscription strategy on Thursday for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.

Plants

Power sector carbon emissions extend retreat

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Peter Hannam Australia's carbon emissions from the power sector are continuing to slide but the savings are being negated by a surge in diesel consumption as the mining investment peaks.

Energy

Shale gas plentiful but pricey

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Peter Hannam Australia's onshore gas resources could be more than double the size of current estimates, but it won't be cheap to extract and it won't be a quick solution to the country's looming domestic gas...

Commercial property

Starring in sustainability

A review of Green Star ratings shows major savings and environmental benefits

Peter Hannam Buildings as producers not consumers is how we should start thinking of our built environment.

A new dawn for solar's Mad Max birthplace

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Peter Hannam White Cliffs might seem an unlikely location for history to have been created. What's perhaps even more unlikely is that it could be recreated.

Energy

Wind industry angered over red tape

Environment policy vacuum leaving a scar

Peter Hannam Wind energy producers are in a twist after being forced to demonstrate they are operating within noise limits every time they seek to cash in renewable energy certificates.

Industry

How Better Place got lost

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Peter Hannam Former head of electric car venture Better Place says shift away from petrol inevitable.

Green Energy

The rise to power of the new sun kings

Ben Waters.

Peter Hannam As proponents of green energy go, Samuel Yang and Ben Waters could hardly be less alike.

Carbon

Cost of biofuels no longer sky high

Sugarcane farmers are optimistic for this year's harvest.

Peter Hannam Whether it's the use of organisms first found in the guts of rabbits in New Zealand or converting the mountains of rubbish disposed of by Londoners, airlines around the world are hunting for ways to...

Energy

Australian coal miners face China cap

China coal

Peter Hannam China's new leadership has a new slogan - 'control coal' - and Australia's coal exporters underestimate their resolve to cap consumption of the fossil fuel at their peril, a Chinese researcher says.

Budget

Poor lose out in energy efficiency cuts

Dimplex heater

Peter Hannam Government plans to slash energy efficiency programs will fall hardest on poorer households and local governments despite their sizeable returns on spending, industry experts say.

Energy

Power giant cuts stake in controversial wind farm

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Peter Hannam EnergyAustralia raises $228m from the sale of 75% of its stake in the controversial Waterloo wind farm in South Australia but says it remains committed to the project’s expansion.

Media

Bloomberg breach serious but not terminal

Dan Doctoroff.

Peter Hannam The surprise surrounding news giant Bloomberg may only be that it has taken so long to erupt.

Materials

Waste revolution a boost for 'green' steel

Steel might be a lot more sustainable than you thought.

Peter Hannam Rubber, plastics and palm waste are not ingredients most people associate with steel girders and beams.

Sun power advocacy lights up

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The Age

Peter Hannam Australian residents with solar panels now less likely to be treated poorly, backers say.

Trade

Chinese 'knee-capping' solar-panel rivals

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Peter Hannam Australia's sole remaining maker of solar photovoltaic panels has called on the government to save local skills in the industry.

ACCC

Solar firm placed under a cloud

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Peter Hannam A major solar-panel provider has been accused of making false and misleading claims about the source of its photovoltaic panels and posting fake testimonials on the internet.

Energy

Local wind farm curbs point Windlab offshore

Wind

Peter Hannam Windlab Systems says on-going doubts about over Australia’s renewable energy policies is prompting it to turn to overseas markets for growth - including sealing South Africa's biggest deal.

Efficiency

Firms 'missing out' on big energy savings

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Peter Hannam Australian companies are saving the equivalent of one-quarter of residential energy demand - but could do much better.