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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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Philippines firm bids $535 million for Australia’s Infigen Energy

Metro USA 03 Jun 2020
If successful, UAC would acquire seven wind farms and a 600-megawatt pipeline of projects which Infigen recently deferred to save money amid falling wholesale power prices, COVID-19 restrictions, and challenges integrating wind and solar farms into Australia’s shaky grid....

The coming recession is the best reason to step up the pace of renewables investment

The Observer 31 May 2020
Rapid shift to renewable energy could lead Australia to cheap power and 100,000 jobs ... We’ve seen a huge boom in solar and wind and power ... Regardless of the dynamics in the electricity market, it is a sure bet in Australia to rapidly expand solar and wind power, new transmission lines and energy storage ... And we urgently need new power lines....

Glencore Investors Prodded to Oust Firm's Chairman

Canada Dot Com 27 May 2020
... the proportion of renewables in Australia’s energy mix in 2019, while coal’s dominance wanedCommonwealth Fusion Systems, a nuclear-fusion startup, raised another $84m, underscoring investors’ steady appetite for new technologies to mitigate climate change....

Australia’s attraction to fossil fuels puts renewables on back burner

Business Day 25 May 2020
But the debate in Australia over energy policy and emissions shows that ... In theory it is hard to find a country more suited to switching to renewable power than Australia, given its long hours of sunshine for solar power and extensive coastline suitable for wind power developments....

Australia shows how policy can stifle renewable energy future: Russell

Canada Dot Com 25 May 2020
But the current debate in Australia over energy policy and ... In theory it’s hard to find a country more suited to switching to renewable power than Australia, given its long hours of sunshine for solar power and extensive coastline suitable for wind power developments....

'Sunshine to Asia' Power Plan Moves Forward With Cable Contract

Canada Dot Com 25 May 2020
(Bloomberg) — Survey work will soon begin on an ambitious plan to export power from a giant solar farm in Australia to Singapore via a 3,800 kilometer (2,360 mile) undersea cable ... form part of a larger storage system to support the Australia-ASEAN Power Link project....

Australia plans to export solar power to Singapore via undersea cable

TheNewsHOOK 25 May 2020
Australia plans to export solar power to Singapore via undersea cable .......

Five New Amazon Projects Add 615 MW of Utility-Scale Solar

Environmental Leader 22 May 2020
Amazon plans on adding five new utility-scale solar ......

Do renewables hold the upper hand against coal in post-coronavirus world?: Russell

Canada Dot Com 14 May 2020
Similar to India, Australia is blessed with both vast coal reserves and near-perfect conditions for solar, and in some places wind power as well ... These include environmental approval for a giant 9,000 MW wind and solar plant in the north of West Australia, which aims to supply power domestically as well as via an undersea cable to Indonesia....

BLM and DOI Issue Final Record of Decision for Milestone 690MW Gemini Solar and Battery ...

The Marshall News Messenger 12 May 2020
Gemini offers the opportunity to showcase, at an unprecedented scale, what we believe to be one of the most promising technological advances in coupling battery storage to utility scale solar power to produce low cost renewable energy over the long term ... power generation sources....

Global carbon emissions to slump – but Australia's electricity grid flatlines

The Observer 12 May 2020
From December to March, distributed rooftop solar power provided 16.3% of electricity in South Australia and 7.7% in Queensland, up from 10.1% and 5.3% respectively two years ago ... Richie Merzian, the Australia Institute’s climate and energy program director, said the pandemic ......

Green Revolution Seen Turning Around Australia's Steel Industry

Canada Dot Com 11 May 2020
(Bloomberg) — Australia can benefit from its abundance of cheap wind and solar power generation to arrest decades of decline in its steel-making industry ... and laid out plans to use solar electricity, hydro power and storage batteries to overcome soaring energy costs....