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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Australian Offshore Wind Farms Could Tap Some Of The Best Wind Conditions On Earth

IFL Science 27 Jul 2021
The report refers to 10 proposals with a combined 25 Gigawatts capacity, more than all the coal-fired power stations in notoriously coal-dependent Australia ... If so, an offshore wind industry might allow Australia to power itself almost entirely with solar and wind with relatively modest amounts of storage....
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Singapore aims to swap oil hub status for a greener future

Taipei Times 22 Jul 2021
Vena Energy Capital Pte, one of the largest independent renewable power generators in the Asia-Pacific region, with wind and solar projects stretching from Australia to India, established its headquarters in a modernist glass-and-steel tower in the city-state’s financial center, despite having no other operations in the country....
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World’s Largest, $95Bn Renewables Hub to Be Developed in Western Australia

The Epoch Times 20 Jul 2021
... world's largest renewable energy hub, promising a mix of wind and solar that could match Australia's entire energy fleet and contribute a whopping 50 GW (gigawatts) in power generation....
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Flow Power starts production at its first two solar farms in South Australia

Renew Economy 20 Jul 2021
Retailer Flow Power has begun construction at two small solar farms in South Australia, the first it owns and operates directly. .......
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Maxeon adds another PV module to AC series

PV Magazine 19 Jul 2021
Maxeon Solar Technologies Chief Executive Jeff Walters said that the panel provides residential customers with a system that can be designed to maximize power output ... Keera Single, CEO of Australian solar power provider Solargain, said the AC modules have enjoyed early success in Australia....
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Singapore prepares to swop oil hub status for greener future

Straits Times 19 Jul 2021
Vena Energy Capital, one of the largest independent renewable power generators in the Asia-Pacific, with wind and solar projects stretching from Australia to India, has established its headquarters in a modernist glass-and-steel tower in the city's financial centre, despite having no other operations in the country....
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Singapore prepares to swop its oil hub status for greener future

Straits Times 19 Jul 2021
Vena Energy Capital, one of the largest independent renewable power generators in Asia-Pacific, with wind and solar projects stretching from Australia to India, established its headquarters in a modernist glass-and-steel tower in the city's financial centre, despite having no other operations in the country ... Bukom Island was there at the start ... �....
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Singapore prepares to swap its oil hub status for greener future

Straits Times 19 Jul 2021
Vena Energy Capital Pte., one of the largest independent renewable power generators in Asia-Pacific, with wind and solar projects stretching from Australia to India, established its headquarters in a modernist glass-and-steel tower in the city's financial center, despite having no other operations in the country ... Bukom Island was there at the start....
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Could the World’s Largest Green Energy Hub Redefine How Companies Work With Indigenous People?

Time Magazine 16 Jul 2021
Forrest and tech billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes have invested in the Sun Cable, an ambitious plan to construct one of the world’s largest solar farms in Australia’s Northern Territory, which would send power to Southeast Asia via an undersea cable....
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Funky, French and frugal: RAY MASSEY tests Citroen's new C3 Aircross SUV, a modern car ...

The Daily Mail 16 Jul 2021
Students' solar powered car on UK tour ... And just as well we're in for a welcome post-lockdown sunny spell as enterprising pupils at two schools take their pioneering solar powered car — which has made an epic trip across Australia — on a UK summer tour....
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Asia Pacific's solar capacity to treble by 2030

Renewables Now 14 Jul 2021
China is seen installing 619 GW of solar PV by 2030, while Australia is expected to reach a solar share of over 20% in its power mix -- the highest for the region ... Australia 23 GW ... to be the fastest growing solar market in Asia Pacific over this decade....
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InterContinental-led group plans USD-70bn green H2 and fuels project in WA

Renewables Now 13 Jul 2021
A group consisting of InterContinental Energy, CWP Global and Mirning Green Energy Ltd today announced they plan to build in phases an integrated green fuels mega project in Western Australia featuring up to 50 GW of wind and solar power capacity....
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Plan to build world’s biggest renewable energy hub in Western Australia

The Guardian 13 Jul 2021
... energy hub in Australia’s south-west to convert wind and solar power into green fuels like hydrogen....

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