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Peter Hannam covers broad environmental issues ranging from climate change to renewable energy for Fairfax Media.
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...
Peter Hannam For Dee Sauvarin it was a fear of soaring power prices that pushed her into solar power.
Peter Hannam Australian insurers are wasting millions of dollars gathering data on hazards, such as floods.
Peter Hannam Australia's main electricity market could source all of its electricity from renewable energy with the help of a carbon price of as low as $50 a tonne, according to research at the University of NSW.
Peter Hannam A 'buyer's strike' by two of Australia's biggest electricity retailers is potentially stalling growth in the renewable energy industry.