Australia is a country that consists of a continent,

Australia is a country that consists of a continent, and also an island. It is the world’s sixth largest country; its capital city is Canberra. The non-renewable energy used in Australia are coal and gas. The renewable energy used in Australia are hydro, wind, wind, solar photovoltaics, solar energy, wave, and biomass energy, however its 3 main types of renewable energy they use are hydro, wind, and biomass energy.Hydropower    Hydropower is used about 63.4 per cent in Australia, because the rainfall is high variability. Also, 80 percent receives average rainfall about 600 millimeters  per year. In the past, Australia had more than 120 hydroelectric power station that were operating in 2013; 20 GWh was generated. Hydro power works when falling water is going through the water turbines, it generates hydro power. Next, when the falling water gives pressure on the turbine blades, they rotate a shaft and they make a electric generator work. Then, it converts the action into electric energy, and the electric line carries the electricity to homes. The power plant uses the “dam” that is on a river to store water in a reservoir. This type of energy is stored in hydro plants.How does hydropower workAdvantages and disadvantages of hydropower    Even though hydropower is renewable, it also has some disadvantages. Here are the advantages of hydropower: it is renewable (because the earth’s water is never used up), it is a clean energy source, and there is a fundamental vehicle for sustainable development. Here are the disadvantages of hydropower: there could be environmental damage (it would effect fish when migrating), it is very expensive to build, and it might lead to droughts. The electricity generation will drop.Wind power    Wind power is used about 22.9 percent in Australia, because it is the most fast growing energy source in Australia; it is also renewable. The Australian primary energy share is currently 4.9 per cent, and is primary used for electricity generation, because in 2016, 4327 megawatts were produced. Wind power works by a simple principle that is operated on wind turbines. First, the wind’s energy turn blades in the turbine around the rotor. Next, the main shaft, which is connected to the rotor, gets the electricity and spins a generator to create electricity. This energy is stored in the grid operators.How wind energy is converted into electricityAdvantages and disadvantages of wind power    Wind power, similarly to hydro power, both have advantages and disadvantages. Here are the advantages of wind power: it is a type of renewable energy, and harmful polluting gases are not produced. Here are the disadvantages of wind power: it is noisy, takes up a lot of land, some people think that the wind turbines are ugly, and will spoil the view. Sometimes, animals even get hurt because they fly into the wind turbines.Biomass energy    Biomass is used about 11.5 percent in Australia, because there are lots of plants and animal wastes there, it is available in different forms, for instance municipal, forestry products, agriculture products, and other waste. How does biomass work? Well, the machine uses a biomass-fired power plant to produce electricity, and heats it by burning biomass in a boiler. There are 2 types of boilers, which is the hot water boiler, and the steam boiler. Then, the wood chips and other biomass are put in the boiler and some fuel is stored in a bunker for future transport to the boiler. Next, the boiler is heated, and the steam from the boiler will then power the turbine, and is connected to the generator, and the steam heats the district’s water. This energy is stored when it is burned, but it is usually not stored.How biomass is converted into electricityAdvantages and disadvantages of biomass energy    There are many advantages of biomass energy. Some examples are: the type of energy is renewable, the use of fossil fuel is reduced, it does not produce carbon, is available all around the world, can be used in many forms, and helps reduce waste. Some disadvantages are: the energy is not really clean when burned, deforestation might happen, the machine needs lots of space, and is expensive for the process.Coal    Coal is a primary fuel source in Australia, and is used for generating electricity. Victoria, a State in Australia, uses brown coal, and it is mined in the state. Black coal is also all around Australia. The coal is converted in a coal fired steam station, and the water is changed into steam and drives the turbine generators and produces electricity. This energy is stored in the coal and is released when it is burned.Diagram of how coal is converted into electricityAdvantages and disadvantages of coal    Coal is affordable and cheap, and it produces high energy; it is also renewable. Sadly, coal is finite, not environmental friendly when burning, is non-renewable, and coal mining causes death.What is the most suitable type of renewable energy in Australia?    I think that the most suitable type of energy in Australia is wind energy, because its location is in Oceania and is between the South Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean. According to the wind current map, the wind comes from the East and North and West section, those are the windiest parts in Australia, which is on the edge of Australia; I think we should install wind farms there.Wind current map of the world    Also, in Australia, the wind is 26 km/h. Australia’s southeastern states are especially windy, as revealed by Sydney, which is super windy. So even though wind turbines take up lots of space and make noise, it would be worth it. It would be worth it, because the wind turbines would produce lots of energy, and maybe the wind farm could be far away from the people’s house, so that is how to solve the problem that wind turbines are noisy. So that means that if you take up lots of space, we could produce lots of energy. This is why I suggest that wind energy is most suitable for wind energy, it would benefit Australia too.In conclusion, Australia has been heavily relying on non-renewable energy resources, such as coal and oil, that is well known to be finite. Therefore, now Australia is walking towards using more renewable resources, for example wind, biomass, solar, hydro and geothermal energy, and is going to save much more money too.