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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Engineers have built machines to scrub carbon dioxide from the air. Will it halt climate change?

Phys Dot Org 21 Jan 2021
The operation is powered by renewable geothermal energy or energy produced by burning waste ... Opportunities for Australia ... It has ample sunlight, meaning there is great potential to host DAC facilities powered by solar energy ... Australian company Southern Green Gas, as well as the CSIRO, are developing solar-powered DAC technologies....
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How to turn plastic waste in your recycle bin into profit

TDN 11 Jan 2021
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.). Joshua M. Pearce, Michigan Technological University ... Furthermore, an “ecoprinting” initiative in Australia has demonstrated DRAM can work in isolated communities with no recycling and no power by using solar-powered systems ... Scaling up....
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The suburbs where COVID sparked solar demand

The Daily Telegraph Australia 10 Jan 2021
COVID-19 has helped expand the uptake of household solar power across Australia as people working from home and retirees seek to cut electricity costs .......
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Parliament: Plans to make energy greener, more reliable as Singapore rebounds from 2020 electricity demand ...

Straits Times 05 Jan 2021
In response to Mr Saktiandi Supaat (Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC), who asked for an update on solar firm Sun Cable's plan to supply solar power from northern Australia to Singapore via the world's longest subsea high-voltage cable, Dr Tan said discussions are ongoing and that the Energy ......
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Plans to make energy greener as power demand set to rebound

Straits Times 05 Jan 2021
In response to Mr Saktiandi Supaat (Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC), who asked for an update on solar firm Sun Cable's plan to supply solar power from northern Australia to Singapore via the world's longest subsea high-voltage cable, Dr Tan said discussions are ongoing and that the Energy ......
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Last year was dismal in many respects but it was a landmark for renewables in Australia

The Observer 03 Jan 2021
Australia's electricity predicted to be cheaper in 2023, helped by green power and lower gas prices ... South Australia continued to power ahead with an average of 59% of demand met by wind and solar ... Between the 26GW Asian Renewable Energy Hub (which plans to produce cheap power for ......
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Electric cars will leave hole in tax revenues, says Treasury

BBC News 18 Dec 2020
Taxes must increase or services be cut to compensate for the loss of fuel tax income thanks to the advent of electric cars, the Treasury has admitted ... It says ... "[The Treasury has] still not grasped that British industry is not at risk from dirty imports but from industries powered by cheap solar power in Tunisia, the Gulf and Australia." ... ....
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WA power prices slashed during the day, doubled during peak in new trial to protect grid

Australian Broadcasting Corporation 15 Dec 2020
Electricity prices would be slashed by more than two thirds during the middle of the day but almost double during the peak under a trial aimed at encouraging households to soak up excess solar power flooding into Western Australia's biggest grid ... ....
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India’s hottest stock has lesser-known FPIs & why!

The Times of India 11 Dec 2020
... in India, Asia and Australia, some of which have sparked protests. In June, the company grabbed the headlines for a record $6 billion solar power project across multiple sites to produce 8 GW, which Adani had then hailed as an Indian landmark and the "largest of its type, ever"....
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Australia's emissions fell 3% in year to June amid Covid shutdown

The Observer 30 Nov 2020
Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions fell 3% in the year to June due to the Covid-19 shutdown, the ongoing impact of drought and an influx of cheap solar and wind power, according to government figures. The government said it meant Australia had beaten its international 2020 target – widely regarded among experts as an unambitious goal....
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The Energy Bulletin Weekly: 30 November 2020

Resilience 30 Nov 2020
Enel SpA plans to spend €70 billion expanding its presence in wind and solar power in the coming decade, seeking to cement its position as the world’s largest renewable energy producer outside China, and capitalize on the shift to green energy ... The world’s most ambitious renewable energy project to date is the proposed AustraliaASEAN Power Link....
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Australia’s Ambitious $16 Billion Solar Project Will Be The World’s Biggest

Oil Price 23 Nov 2020
The world’s most ambitious renewable energy project to date is the proposed AustraliaASEAN Power Link....
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Are You Looking For ESG Stocks To Buy Right Now? Here's How 6 Small-Cap Stocks Have Performed In 2020 So Far

Yahoo Daily News 23 Nov 2020
This is a solar power and battery technology company, so the obvious focus on electric vehicle stocks has wrapped VVPR into the mix ... SUNW) is more of a pure-play on solar power and with leading companies like JinkoSolar soaring this year, attention is on solar energy stocks as well....
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