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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How an Obscure Part of the Paris Climate Agreement Could Cut Twice as Many Carbon ...

Time Magazine 12 Dec 2019
That means if India, for example, reduced its carbon emissions by 1 metric ton through a solar-power scheme, it might be tempted to both sell a reduction credit to Australia, and count the reduction in its own target ... Negotiators have accused Brazil, Australia and Saudi Arabia of blocking an agreement that would set strong rules....
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'Doing nothing is not a solution': Matt Kean blames climate crisis for bushfires

Yahoo Daily News 11 Dec 2019
Kean said addressing climate change was also “about growing our economy”, citing the fact Australia’s major export partners are moving to net zero emissions and exports of solar and wind power would “underwrite the prosperity of future generations” ... Scott Morrison and the Coalition are fiddling as Australia burns ....
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Germany’s woes with wind power offer a lesson for the U.S. | Letter

Lehigh Valley 10 Dec 2019
In his Dec. 6 guest column, “Pa ... Tom Wolf’s action to join RGGI ... He’s wrong ... Perhaps even worse, Germany (and Australia and the UK) has destabilized its electric grid by loading it with intermittent wind and solar power ... It is not a credible source of guidance on energy and power grid governance. James M ... ....
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Nevada PUCN Approves PPA for $ 1 Billion Gemini Solar and Battery Storage Project

The Marshall News Messenger 06 Dec 2019
The Gemini project, expected to exceed $1 billion in capital expenditure, will capture and store solar energy during the day and dispatch it during the early evening peak period when power demand surges in Nevada ... Arevia Power was founded in 2015 by a team of utility-scale solar PV developers with 16 years combined experience....
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In one of Australia's sunniest states, the huge rise of solar is jeopardising the entire ...

Australian Broadcasting Corporation 30 Nov 2019
In Western Australia, one of the sunniest landscapes in the world, rooftop solar power has been a runaway success — but it now threatens to jeopardise the stability of the grid itself ... ....
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Australian solar scheme to power Singapore via 4,500km transmission cable

The National 21 Nov 2019
Two of Australia’s richest people, Atlassian Corporation co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes and Fortescue Metals Group chairman Andrew Forrest, are investing in an ambitious project to export solar power from a giant plant in Australia to Singapore via a 4,500 kilometre transmission cable....
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Australia Billionaires Plan to Export Solar Power to Singapore

Canada Dot Com 20 Nov 2019
(Bloomberg) — Two of Australia’s richest people, Atlassian Corp. co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes and Fortescue Metals Group Chairman Andrew Forrest, are investing in an ambitious project to export solar power from a giant plant in Australia to Singapore via a 4,500 kilometer (2,800 miles) transmission cable....
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Singapore firm jump-starts plan to build world’s biggest solar farm in Australia

South China Morning Post 20 Nov 2019
An ambitious megaproject to supply solar power from northern Australia to Singapore via the world’s ......
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Oceania Solar Energy Market Analysis & Outlook Report 2019-2029 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

The Oklahoman 15 Nov 2019
Australia has been criticised for generating a very small share of its energy from solar power ... Solar energy generation by country 2014-2029 (TWh) Solar power capacity by country 2014-2029 (GW) Solar power project capacity by plants 2019 (MW) Project/plant type Project/plant name ......
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Delhi: BSES plans solar power trading at individual level

The Times of India 15 Nov 2019
The method can be used by consumers with rooftop solar power infrastructure to further monetise their investment ... BRPL has partnered with Australia's Power Ledger, a global player in the blockchain technology, to launch the consumer-to-consumer solar power trading on a trial basis....
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Sterling and Wilson Solar Q2 net up 36% at Rs 79 crore

The Times of India 15 Nov 2019
Sterling and Wilson Solar on Friday posted a 36 per cent rise in consolidated net profit at Rs 79.40 crore for the second quarter of this fiscal ... "The company recently bagged orders in strategic markets like Australia and the US, that have conducive solar power policies coupled with high solar resources....
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Sterling and Wilson Solar Q2 net up 36 pc at Rs 79 cr

The Times of India 15 Nov 2019
New Delhi, Nov 15 () Sterling and Wilson Solar on Friday posted a 36 per cent rise in consolidated net profit at Rs 79.40 crore for the second quarter of this fiscal ... "The company recently bagged orders in strategic markets like Australia and the US, that have conducive solar power policies coupled with high solar resources....
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Power discom BRPL to launch trial for solar power trading among consumers

Yahoo Daily News 13 Nov 2019
The method can be used by consumers with rooftop solar power infrastructure to further monetise their investment ... The BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) has partnered with Australia's Power Ledger, a global player in the block-chain technology, to launch the consumer-to-consumer solar power trading on a trial basis, a BSES spokesperson said....
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