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Peter Hannam

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


Coal industry report warns against 'radical campaign'

Peter Hannam Concepts such as a 'carbon price bubble' are part of a "radical campaign" to scare off investors, according to a report commissioned by the coal industry.


GVK rejects claim Alpha is 'stranded'

GVK coal.

Peter Hannam GVK dismisses claims it will be unable to develop the $10 billion Alpha coal project.


Gas salvage from cars would be win for air

auto wreckers

Peter Hannam Insurance industry criticised for blocking recovery of highly potent greenhouse gases.


Fairfax unveils digital subscription plans

Fairfax logo.

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.


Fairfax to detail online subscription plan

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


Power sector carbon emissions extend retreat

Pacific Hydro Ltd.

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.


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

solar power dishes at White Cliffs, NSW***FDCTRANSFER***

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.


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.


How Better Place got lost

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electric car recharge

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.


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...


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.


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.


Power giant cuts stake in controversial wind farm


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.


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.


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

Roof top solar panels western Melbourne suburb Tarneit  Wednesday 25 July 2012 Picture by Craig Abraham 
The Age

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


Chinese 'knee-capping' solar-panel rivals


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