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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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Wheat farmers in Washington selling their crop for prices below the cost of production

Capital Press 18 Aug 2019
WASHINGTON. Wheat farmers are harvesting their crop in Washington, but are selling it for prices at or below what it costs to produce. Farmers took a hit this week by a federal forecast that drove down the already low prices ... That being said, right now we are at a price disadvantage with Canada and Australia ... +2. Solar-powered irrigation ... +3 ... .......

Scott Morrison's betrayal of the Pacific was immoral – and completely unnecessary

The Observer 16 Aug 2019
In a decarbonised world not only do we power our homes and businesses with renewables, but we also power our cars, buses, trains and industry with wind, solar and storage ... This project, which has recently grown to 15GW of solar and wind, will not only power the mining operations ......

How will we travel the world in 2050?

The Conversation 14 Aug 2019
Solar-powered train journeys are already a reality in Australia. The Byron Bay Company uses solar panels on trains and platforms to power onboard batteries and exported 60,000kWh to the grid last year ... breached while propellers powered by flexible solar panels can help navigation....

Clean energy set to provide 35% of Australia's electricity within two years

The Observer 31 Jul 2019
Clean energy will be providing 35% of Australia’s total electricity needs within two years, analysts say, as new data underlines the pace at which solar power is transforming the national energy market ... Wind, hydro and solar power made up 22.3% of electricity used across the month....

India's renewable energy cost lowest in Asia Pacific: report

Business Line 29 Jul 2019
The levelised cost of electricity (LCOE) using solar photovoltaic has fallen to $38 per megawatt hour (MWh) ... Australia, which ranks second in terms of low renewable costs, will see solar power to be cost-competitive against coal next year, the consultancy said....

India's renewable energy cost lowest in Asia Pacific - WoodMac

Yahoo Daily News 29 Jul 2019
India's levelised cost of electricity (LCOE) using solar photovoltaic has fallen to $38 per megawatt hour (MWh) this ... Australia, which ranks second in terms of low renewable costs, will see solar power to be cost-competitive against coal next year, the consultancy said....

Renewable energy cost in India lowest in APAC region: Report

Moneycontrol 29 Jul 2019
According to the report, India's levelised cost of electricity (LCOE) using solar photovoltaic has fallen to $38 per megawatt hour (MWh) this year, 14 per cent cheaper than coal-fired power ... The report further said Australia will see solar costs – which are already competitive against gas power - breaking through the coal-fired power price barrier....

‘Solar power will soon become a peak-load source of energy’

Business Line 24 Jul 2019
“The storing of solar power using batteries is already working in several countries. In Australia, they charge batteries using renewable energy like solar and the stored power is used during peak hours or when there are power outages,” he told BusinessLine on the sidelines of CII’s Green Power 2019....

Japan's Marubeni backs blockchain crowd-sourcing platform for solar, wind farms

Reuters 23 Jul 2019
Japan's Marubeni Corp has agreed to back a blockchain power purchasing platform, WePower, that is looking to establish itself in Australia to tap rapid growth in solar and wind power, the two firms said on Tuesday ... ....

NT solar farm enters next phase

This is Money 20 Jul 2019
A $20 billion plan to build a large solar farm in the Northern Territory has been given major project status by the Territory government. Sun Cable's Australia-Singapore Power Link is a 10 gigawatt solar farm along with a 20-30 gigawatt-hour storage facility near Tennant Creek ... ....

The idea of producing nuclear energy in Australia before 2040 is absurd

The Observer 16 Jul 2019
The debate about nuclear power in Australia flickered to life with the suggestion by the New South Wales deputy premier, John Barilaro, that small modular reactors could be constructed in regional centres ... even with a crash program there is no chance of deploying nuclear power in Australia in the required timeframe....

JinkoSolar Supplies 95MW of Monocrystalline Solar Panels for the Tailem Bend Solar Project in Australia

Dothan Eagle 08 Jul 2019
... power producer with shareholders including Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) and China Investment Corp., (CIC), for use in the Tailem Bend Solar Project (the "Project") ... It is also one of the first large-scale solar projects to begin generating power in South Australia....

Aust slammed over energy 'policy vacuum'

This is Money 27 Jun 2019
A "policy vacuum" on renewable energy is causing Australia to fall far behind global counterparts and could strip thousands of jobs from the economy, a climate expert believes ... "We could power the country 500 times over with the solar and wind capacity in Australia (and) it's already the cheapest new form of energy," he told AAP....

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