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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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Nickel West determined to exceed BHP's emissions targets

Mining Weekly 05 Oct 2022
... 100% of the power requirements of three of its major downstream operations in Western Australia, by 2024....

FTC Solar to Supply 128MW Hybrid Solar Project in Australia

Eagle-Tribune 03 Oct 2022
The project, owned by Global Power Generation (GPG) and located approximately 90 miles east of Perth, will be the largest DC-coupled solar PV and battery project in Australia ... Solar trackers significantly increase energy production at solar power installations by dynamically optimizing solar....

Europe and Australia are in an ‘energy crisis’ despite investing in renewable energy

The Daily Telegraph Australia 29 Sep 2022
"We've both massively increased investment in solar and wind in Europe and Australia, and we're left with not enough power and higher prices."...

Queensland opens talks for federal funding for world’s largest pumped hydro project

The Observer 29 Sep 2022
Sign up to receive an email with the top stories from Guardian Australia every morning ... Queensland government pledges to end reliance on coal-fired power by 2035 ... Sign up to Guardian Australia's Morning Mail ... It would be designed to generate power and support the grid at times when wind and solar were unproductive....

Dubai fund invests in projects to develop 650 MW of renewables, storage

Renewables Now 27 Sep 2022
DIF, which has more than USD 320 billion in assets under management and serves more than 7,300 private and institutional investors in 61 countries, said that two of the projects will develop solar power plants for local communities of Australia that will generate about 300 MW in the initial stage....

Oz Minerals to build ‘world’s largest’ off-grid hybrid project

PV Magazine 26 Sep 2022
Oz Minerals has given the green light to a AUD 1.7 billion ($1.1 billion) copper and nickel project in Western Australia that will be powered by a mix of solar PV and wind generation ... its final investment approval to develop the massive copper-nickel project in Western Australia....

There’s a steady rise in everyday gadgets driven by solar power – Here’s how

Financial Express 24 Sep 2022
... devices, and the advent of solar-powered gadgets in a tech-loaded-world can help adopt a greener approach to life. ... For instance, Australia-based AspiraDAC is building a modular, solar-powered direct air capture system to accelerate the development of carbon removal technologies....

Australian Resources Giant Pledges Shift To Green Energy

Voa News 21 Sep 2022
There will be massive investment in the generation of renewable sources of energy to power its mining enterprise, including the electrification of the railway that transports its iron ore ... Other major resources companies, including Rio Tinto, are also investing in wind and solar projects to power their iron ore mines in Western Australia....

BHP to green Aussie mining ops through solar PPA with Alinta

Renewables Now 21 Sep 2022
Australian mining giant BHP Group (ASX.BHP) has signed a power off-take deal with power and gas company Alinta Energy that will underpin the construction of a 45-MW solar park in Western Australia. The power purchase agreement (PPA) will allow BHP to meet all of the daytime energy ......

South Australia hosts 5-MW solar-powered crypto mining centre

Renewables Now 20 Sep 2022
The South Australia government on Monday announced the opening of the state’s first solar-powered digital mining centre, a 5-MW facility operated by Lumos Digital Mining. In addition to using solar power, the mining computers are grid friendly, ......

Todd proposes 400 MW solar farm for New Zealand’s North Island

PV Magazine 20 Sep 2022
New Zealand is now well placed to develop and operate high-quality solar electricity generation assets, building on the 10-plus years of experience in nearby Australia in particular.” The 2.1 MW Kapuni Solar Power Plant in South Taranaki is New Zealand’s largest operation solar farm.Image....

South Australia Kicks off First Solar-Powered Crypto Mining Centre at Whyalla

BTC Manager 20 Sep 2022
... first solar-powered cryptocurrency mining center....

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