Australia

Coordinates: 27°S 133°E / 27°S 133°E / -27; 133

Australia (/ɒˈstrliə/, /ə-/, colloquially /-jə/), officially known as the Commonwealth of Australia, is an Oceanian country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. It is the world's sixth-largest country by total area. Neighbouring countries include Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east.

For about 50,000 years before the first British settlement in the late 18th century, Australia was inhabited by indigenous Australians, who spoke languages grouped into roughly 250 language groups. After the European discovery of the continent by Dutch explorers in 1606, Australia's eastern half was claimed by Great Britain in 1770 and initially settled through penal transportation to the colony of New South Wales from 26 January 1788. The population grew steadily in subsequent decades; the continent was explored and an additional five self-governing crown colonies were established. On 1 January 1901, the six colonies federated, forming the Commonwealth of Australia. Since federation, Australia has maintained a stable liberal democratic political system that functions as a federal parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy comprising six states and several territories. The population of 24 million is highly urbanised and heavily concentrated in the eastern states and on the coast.

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Sun Cable opens EoI for solar power imports into Singapore

Renewables Now 26 Oct 2021
... cable linked to an up to 20-GWp solar complex in Australia ... Under the plan, power will be harnessed from a solar photovoltaic (PV) park with a capacity of between 17 GWp and 20 GWp that will be built in Australia’s Northern Territory and a 36 GWh-42 GWh energy storage facility....
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Scott Morrison reveals plans to achieve net zero emissions by 2050

NewstalkZB 26 Oct 2021
Scott Morrison has announced Australia’s plans to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 following lengthy — and at times very heated — debate between the Coalition ... A “new priority” to deliver “ultra-low-cost solarpower is also included in the plan ... “I say to the people of rural and regional Australia — this is a good plan for you....
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Australian prefabricated solar array manufacturer launches new modular solution

PV Magazine 25 Oct 2021
5B chief technology officer Simeon Baker-Finch said the new generation Maverick features a higher capacity 48-50 kW DC solar array and “plug-and-play” wiring designed for faster, easier and safer on-site deployment ideally suited for mining, commercial and industrial, and large-scale solar power generation....
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UK renewables players Anesco, Foresight partner again with 100MW of battery storage

Energy Storage News 25 Oct 2021
Banks Santander and NatWest have financed two UK battery storage projects reported on by our sister site Solar Power Portal in the past few days. The UK office of Australia-headquartered ... This story originally appeared as three separate items on our sister site Solar Power Portal....
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It's not all blue skies for Aussie solar farms as renewable power overloads national grid

Australian Broadcasting Corporation 23 Oct 2021
There has been a seismic shift in Australia's electricity network, with a glut of solar energy turning a spotlight on an overwhelmed national power grid ... ....
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Record levels of renewable energy drive down electricity prices across Australia

The Observer 22 Oct 2021
The spread of solar panels ... Increased rooftop solar use also meant consumers reduced the need to access the grid for power ... Curtailment of grid-scale wind and solar power reached new highs during the quarter, tripling from 118MW in the June quarter to 351MW in the September quarter....
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Inside the ambitious plan to build the world's biggest solar farm in Australia with energy ...

The Daily Mail 22 Oct 2021
A remote part of the Northern Territory is set to become the world's biggest solar farm - and transmit power to Singapore through the world's longest undersea cable ... Construction is set to begin in 2024 and from 2026 could see Darwin become Australia's first capital city to be fully powered by solar energy....
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Rio Tinto to switch to renewables in decarbonisation drive

Renewables Now 21 Oct 2021
The miner is also progressing renewable power options for the Boyne Island and Tomago smelters in Australia, which are estimated to require around 5 GW of solar and wind power, on equity basis, together with a firming solution....
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Biggest potential customer of largest renewable energy project exits the market

The Daily Telegraph Australia 21 Oct 2021
Backed by entrepreneurs Mike Cannon-Brookes and Andrew Forrest, Sun Cable’s Australia-Asia power link would see a 120-square kilometre solar ......
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Rio Tinto unveils new plan to sharply cut carbon emissions

Business Day 20 Oct 2021
To decarbonise its Western Australian iron-ore operations, Rio plans to deploy 1GW of solar and wind power generation, replacing gas-fired power generation. It also intends to decarbonise its Boyne Island and Tomago aluminium smelters in Australia, which will require an estimated 5GW of solar and wind power generation ... Reuters ....
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Rio Tinto announces bold $7.5 billion spend to halve carbon emissions by 2030

Metro USA 20 Oct 2021
Schneps Connects ... To decarbonise its Western Australian iron ore operations, Rio plans to deploy 1 gigawatt (GW) of solar and wind power generation, replacing gas-fired power generation. It also intends to decarbonise its Boyne Island and Tomago aluminium smelters in Australia, which will require an estimated 5 GW of solar and wind power generation ... ....
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Rio Tinto announces bold $7.5 bln spend to halve carbon emissions by 2030

Reuters 20 Oct 2021
Summary ... read more ... To decarbonise its Western Australian iron ore operations, Rio plans to deploy 1 gigawatt (GW) of solar and wind power generation, replacing gas-fired power generation. It also intends to decarbonise its Boyne Island and Tomago aluminium smelters in Australia, which will require an estimated 5 GW of solar and wind power generation....
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