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Solar does NSW a power of good

Matthew Parnell - Wednesday, August 31, 2011

solar article smh.com.auI have been saying for a long time now that the economic advantage to NSW from the Solar Bonus Scheme has never been put into perspective, especially in response to some of the outrageous negative claims made about the Solar Bonus Scheme, particularly from Barry O’Farrell and Tony Abbott. It appears that rather than being a drain on electricity bill payers, those of us who invested in our solar systems have saved the taxpayers of NSW a motza! 

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Bernard Salt Article - Melbourne sets planning agenda for other cities

Matthew Parnell - Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Bernart Salt Article My published comments re Bernard Salt’s article in today’s Australian: 

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A Sustainable Christmas – Supporting your local economy

Matthew Parnell - Monday, November 29, 2010

Coffs Harbour NSW CBDThis has been doing the rounds of the internet. I think it has an American source. However, its obviously been changed to suit Australia. I’ve edited it a bit more. It has some interesting ideas worth pursuing to further local sustainability. Read on: 

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The Australian Finally Gets Real on a Carbon Tax

Matthew Parnell - Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Michael Stutchbury ArticleFrom the Australian 14th September, 2010 

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Sustainable Building and Technology Group Presentation

Matthew Parnell - Wednesday, April 21, 2010

fiona waterhouseAttached is a slide show from Fiona Waterhouse’s presentation to the inaugural gathering of the Coffs Harbour Sustainable Building and Technology Group back on March 11th. (That’s me in green shirt in centre rows listening intently). Good presentation on networking for innovation and issues in getting venture capital support for innovations. Good discussions with other industry people before and after the presentation. Look forward to more meetings like this. 

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