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Energy Efficiency for Small Business and Sustainability Advantage Programs

Matthew Parnell - Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Great News! Greensynergy Consulting is now eligible to provide energy audit services under the above NSW Government Programs. Through an arrangement with David Howard of Partners Energy at Alstonville, we can service clients  throughout NSW, but will focus on the Mid-North Coast and New England regions. 

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Oz Article - Panic, little ones, it's the Carbon Monster

Matthew Parnell - Monday, November 02, 2009

From Today’s Australian 2nd November, 2009 

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Home Insulation Scheme Downgraded

Matthew Parnell - Sunday, November 01, 2009

While fully supportive of the idea to get as many older houses fitted with ceiling insulation, I believe the the Federal Government’s Home Insulation Scheme is seriously dodgy; and now the Feds are downgrading the amount of the subsidy from a maximum of $1600 to $1200. While the argument is based on a winding back of the stimulus funding as our economy picks up, it is a convenient excuse to cover up for a very poor program design and limiting the damage, especially as caused by installers claiming the full rebate by overstating the area of insulation installed. 

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Bongil Bongil Walk

Matthew Parnell - Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Some images from my bushwalk yesterday in Bongil Bongil National Park: Bundageree Creek track from Tucker’s Rocks to Bundagen headland via littoral rainforest on sand (very rare) then back to Tucker’s Rocks via beach. Fantastic display of staghorns and elkhorns. 

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The Australian Coal Association's CPRS Contradiction

Matthew Parnell - Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Bernard Keane describes a very interesting take on the rather curious industry view of the Fed Governments Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. This is is the kind self-serving view that is regularly voiced by various climate change deniers in industry (and politics). It sadly demonstrates that their critique of the CPRS is not based on a constructive approach to dealing with climate change – it shows a very cynical view, which reduces any goodwill towards their position in the debate. Their cynicism means that anything said by the ACA cannot be trusted in future. They have effectively sidelined themselves from the CPRS debate by their cynical efforts to manipulate public opinion. 

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