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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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Germany hopes to get ‘green hydrogen’ from Australia by 2030

The Associated Press 27 Jan 2023
Germany’s science minister, Bettina Stark-Watzinger, said Australia has strong potential to produce hydrogen with the help of abundant solar and wind power....

Germany hopes to get 'green hydrogen' from Australia by 2030

Seattle PI 27 Jan 2023
Germany’s science minister, Bettina Stark-Watzinger, said Australia has strong potential to produce hydrogen with the help of abundant solar and wind power....

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SCNOW Morning News 27 Jan 2023
Germany hopes to get 'green hydrogen' from Australia by 2030 ... So-called green hydrogen is seen as a key fuel to power industrial processes that require high temperatures, such as steel-making. Germany’s science minister, Bettina Stark-Watzinger, said Australia has strong potential to produce hydrogen with the help of abundant solar and wind power....

Construction begins on 93 MW Australian solar farm

PV Magazine 25 Jan 2023
From pv magazine Australia ... Either way, Enel Green Power has revealed that it has received initial approvals from the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) for its first hybrid project in Australia – a 96 MW solar farm and 20 MW battery in the Central West and Orana Region of New South Wales....

India plans to shift to solar, wind power by 2025; to save $19.5 billion a year: Study

Indian Express 24 Jan 2023
India plans to add 76 gigawatts (GW) of utility-scale solar and wind power by 2025 ... India accounts for five per cent of all prospective utility-scale solar power globally, trailing only China, the US, and Australia, while placing 17th globally in prospective wind power capacity....

Billionaires: Will Elon Musk skip Twitter's looming debt payment?

The National 23 Jan 2023
Developer Sun Cable entered voluntary administration earlier this month amid disputes between investors including Mr Forrest and billionaire Atlassian Corporation co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes over the viability of sending solar power via a 4,200-kilometre cable from Australia’s Northern Territory to the city-state....

Sun Cable's demise suggests dawn yet to break on the age of green energy mega-projects

Australian Broadcasting Corporation 22 Jan 2023
The collapse of billionaires' plans to export solar power from northern Australia to Singapore highlights the challenges facing mega renewable energy projects, experts say ... ....

Weekend Read: Giga and giga

PV Magazine 21 Jan 2023
Examples include CWP Global’s 26 GW solar- and wind-powered green hydrogen project, the Asian Renewable Energy Hub, and Sun Cable’s 17 GW to 20 GW Australia-Asia PowerLink, which will seek to transmit clean power to Singapore via an undersea cable – although it emerged, this month, the latter project had gone into voluntary administration....

Australia’s Failed Solar Megaproject Is Up for Sale

Oil Price 20 Jan 2023
The Australia-Asia PowerLink solar megaproject that was supposed to send solar power from Australia to ......

Solar Ambition ‘Not That Easy’: Mining Giant CEO

The Epoch Times 20 Jan 2023
Rio Tinto’s criticism of Australia’s solar power ambition could be answered by using old and new systems to go green....

Australia-to-Asia power project to go up for sale in January

Reuters 20 Jan 2023
MELBOURNE, Jan 20 (Reuters) - A huge solar power project in Australia that collapsed last week will be put up for sale before the end of January and the sale process is expected to take about three months, administrators at FTI Consulting said on Friday....

Billionaires’ feud over world-beating cable escalates with claims of ‘inexperienced management’

CNN 19 Jan 2023
... the EMA said it’s aiming to source electricity from a mix of natural gas, solar, regional power grids and low carbon alternatives, such as hydrogen, and it was in talks with a number of potential providers from countries including Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia and Thailand....

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