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Peter Hannam covers broad environmental issues ranging from climate change to renewable energy for Fairfax Media.
Peter Hannam Heavy snowfalls over the central ranges all the way up to New England are causing traffic chaos on NSW roads, with the Hume Motorway closed in both directions as wild weather heads towards Sydney.
Peter Hannam The peak NSW farm lobby group has shifted its climate change policy stance and has called on governments to back "the transition from fossil fuels".
Peter Hannam Sydney is set for another cold and wet day on Friday with an east coast low expected to form offshore and bring damaging winds and rain during the morning.
Peter Hannam The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for damaging winds and surf for Sydney and regions to the south as a "fast-moving low pressure system" forms late on Thursday or early on...
Peter Hannam Investments by the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, the $10 billion green investment bank under siege from the Abbott government, has reported an 45 per cent drop in annual commitments amid turmoil...
Peter Hannam Last month was the hottest June on record by a wide margin, Japan Meteorological Agency said, increasing the likelihood that 2015 will also be the warmest.
Peter Hannam Record highs increase likelihood that 2015 will also be the warmest year recorded.
Peter Hannam The billion-dollar body devoted to supporting new clean energy technologies plans to pour in $80-$100 million to support a near-doubling of large-scale solar energy capacity.
Peter Hannam South-eastern Australian will be buffeted by its second big cold front in less than a week, with snow again predicted to fall over much of the Victorian and NSW ranges.
Peter Hannam The NSW Minerals Council has been accused of double standards for campaigning against a balance of economic, environmental and social concerns for mining approvals that it supported just three years...
Peter Hannam The giant cold snap that brought blizzards to mountains along Australia's Great Dividing Range will linger until at least the coming weekend with another front set to reinforce the mid-winter chill.
Peter Hannam Australia is perfectly placed to become the next global superpower of renewable energy. The key to this dream becoming reality is the Clean Energy Finance Corporation.
Peter Hannam It is Australia's richest farmland and even Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce thinks the "world has gone mad" when a giant open-cut coal mine gets the go-ahead to open in the middle of it.
Peter Hannam The coal industry won a major mine approval this week, but a policy change could make it harder for future projects to proceed.
Peter Hannam Gather a bunch of weekend snowbunnies together and chances are they will boast a preference for natural over man-made snow. They would probably be unable to tell the difference, experts say.
Peter Hannam The most significant cold spell for years is sweeping across southern Australia, delivering much-needed snow to alpine resorts.
Peter Hannam A strong cold front will sweep over much of Australia over the weekend, bringing potentially the largest outbreak of frigid conditions in 15 years, the Bureau of Meteorology said.
Peter Hannam The $1.2 billion Shenhua Watermark has won federal government approval despite claims by the peak NSW farm group that the open-cut mine would "blow a 35-square-kilometre hole" in some of Australia's...
Peter Hannam A drop in energy use by Australians has slashed billions of dollars from energy bills since 2010, but those savings are threatened by policies by the Abbott government and some conservative state...
Peter Hannam The El Nino climate pattern taking hold in the Pacific remains on track to be one of the strongest on record - a trend that may be lost on many Australians in the coming couple of weeks as a cool...