Peter Hannam Columns
Friday March 07, 2014
It's been a long time coming but coal is making a comeback in Australia's energy mix, with coal-fired generators lifting their share of Australia's main power market in February.
Friday September 13, 2013
Set to be scrapped bank okays funding for jobs, market competition and clean energy.
Saturday April 13, 2013
The world's biggest wind turbine manufacturer knows only too well the challenges of doing business in the country.
Friday March 29, 2013
International Monetary Fund says subsidies increase inequality and raise greenhouse gas emissions.
Thursday March 21, 2013
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.
Saturday March 16, 2013
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 government but disappointed the head of a review into disaster insurance.
Wednesday February 13, 2013
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.
Saturday February 09, 2013
Rising premiums and patchy economic growth contributes to businesses ditching property insurance.
Tuesday February 05, 2013
China installed more than a third of the world's new wind turbines last year and is on course to beat the government's 2015 target of 100 gigawatts of generation capacity.
The new head of Australia's solar thermal research effort says the cost of generating electricity can be halved by 2020.
Saturday February 02, 2013
For Australia, 2013 looks like being a 'year of living extremely' if January is anything to go by.
Grafton narrowly escaped a major flood this week to the reported delight of the NSW Premier.
Saturday January 05, 2013
THE carbon tax may have been a hot political topic last year but carbon trading seems to be sliding down the corporate agenda, here and overseas.