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Peter Hannam covers broad environmental issues ranging from climate change to renewable energy for Fairfax Media.
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.
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.
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.
Peter Hannam The surprise surrounding news giant Bloomberg may only be that it has taken so long to erupt.
Peter Hannam Rubber, plastics and palm waste are not ingredients most people associate with steel girders and beams.
Peter Hannam Australian residents with solar panels now less likely to be treated poorly, backers say.
Peter Hannam Australia's sole remaining maker of solar photovoltaic panels has called on the government to save local skills in the industry.
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.
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.
Peter Hannam Australian companies are saving the equivalent of one-quarter of residential energy demand - but could do much better.
Peter Hannam Australia's big four banks are leading lenders to the massive expansion in coal and gas shipments through the Great Barrier Reef, contradicting their own pledges, according to activist group Market...
Peter Hannam The world's biggest wind turbine manufacturer knows only too well the challenges of doing business in the country.
Glenda Kwek, Ben Cubby and Peter Hannam Woodside's decision to shelve its controversial $40-billion-plus Browse venture has renewed focus on Australia's lagging competitiveness in mega projects.
Peter Hannam As much as $3 billion in wind farm investments may be diverted elsewhere as the state government dithers over guidelines and reporting procedures, developers and suppliers say.
Peter Hannam The true cost to consumers of subsidies to solar energy has been 'somewhat exaggerated' , according to energy researchers.
Peter Hannam As much as $3 billion in wind farm investments may be diverted elsewhere as the NSW government dithers over guidelines and reporting procedures, developers and suppliers say.
Peter Hannam The federal government could save billions of dollars a year by cutting fossil-fuel subsidies in next month's budget, green groups say.
Peter Hannam The furore over whether billionaire James Packer gets his VIP-only casino on Sydney Harbour won't diminish the site's deep green credentials, according to Lend Lease, developer of the $6 billion...
Peter Hannam The share of coal in eastern Australia's electricity generation network has continued to recede, along with carbon emissions, despite a March heatwave that lifted power demand for the first time in...
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...