Is the guessing game over? Resource Efficiency for Small/Medium Enterprise in NSW

Matthew Parnell - Thursday, April 04, 2013

As an accredited assessor on the now-defunct Energy Efficiency for Small Business (EESB) Program in NSW, I have been in a constant state of "wonder" about the future of such programs, since before the election of the O'Farrell Liberal-National government in NSW nearly 2 years ago. 

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Where's the carbon in my home?

Matthew Parnell - Wednesday, December 26, 2012

In September I was interviewed for the on-line TV show: Light Home Green Building Show. The topic was about reducing carbon footprint in new and existing housing. 

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Coffs Cycle Challenge 2012

Matthew Parnell - Thursday, August 09, 2012

Matt at the Coffs Cycle Challenge 2012Great day last Sunday for the Coffs Cycle Challenge, except for almost being run off the road by Tony Abbott and the Parliamentary Peloton, somewhere near Bonville on the return leg. 

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Harmony in Nature - Ladybirds on Sunbathing Python

Matthew Parnell - Friday, June 15, 2012

python and ladybirds I meant to post this a couple of months ago. This image is of a python sunning itself on the hedge just outside my office window. That was remarkable enough, but the “ladybird” was a bonus. 

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Test Driving an Electric Vehicle

Matthew Parnell - Sunday, April 08, 2012

Matthew Parnell with Mitsubishi iMIEVAt the recent Opportunity Green Summit 2012 in Melbourne, I had the opportunity to test drive a Mitsubishi iMIEV all-electric vehicle. As these are on the market for around $50K, driving an electric vehicle is not likely to be a common experience.  

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