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Gordon Taylor, B.Sc., M.Sc., M.I.Mech.E.
Chartered Mechanical Engineer,
G T Systems,
19, The Vale,
Stock,
Ingatestone,
Essex,
CM4 9PW
Tel: (+44) 1277 840569
Email: gordon@energypolicy.co.uk
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Climate and Energy Transition to Zero Carbon

Detailed Sustainable Energy Transition Path Graph - click for full size image
Planning the appropriate renewable energy installation rate should balance two partially contradictory objectives: substituting fossil fuels fast enough to stave-off the worst consequences of climate change while maintaining a sufficient net energy flow to support the world's economy.
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2016-08-09 Nuclear Insecurities

Nuclear Insecurities
A short document 'Nuclear Insecurities' outlining ten that would result from new nuclear plants such as Hinkley Point C.
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About energypolicy.co.uk

Gordon Taylor - click for full size image
Gordon Taylor is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer and a consultant and writer on energy technology and policy. His career has included the automobile, energy and software industries.

This site has his documents on energy saving and supply from renewable sources, the dangers of  nuclear power, and the climate impacts of energy.

It also has links to topical articles in the energy arena, with his comments.

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2013-10-22 Auto Graphical Insights: Learning from Plots of Car Data

This presentation was made up of three topics: - Data for all cars on the UK market - fuel consumption and CO2 (taxation) - Data from running a Model Year 2000 Toyota Prius - Data comparing Lifecycle CO2 of ICEV on renewable fuel with BEV on renewable electricity
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2011-03-08 100% Energy From Wind

This presentation was given to a meeting of the South Essex Area of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in Southend on 8th March 2011.
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2015-11-17 The Real Merits of Large CHP-DH

I was invited by David Andrews to give a presentation on this subject at the 2015 Energy4PowerLive conference. It showed that Large-Scale Combined Heat and Power plants supplying reject heat to District Heating networks are essential for meeting energy and climate security objectives.
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2015-11-19 Changing from CFLs to LEDs

The lights in the Kitchen had been replaced with (2) Linear Fluorescent lamps, and those in the Lounge and Dining Room with Circular Fluorescent lamps. Also I had long replaced all the incandescent lamps with Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs). However, the latter were less than ideal in taking a minute or so to reach full brightness, and in the 'bluish' light quality. I was aware that Light Emitting Diode lamps (LEDs) promised superior performance in both respects, together with longer lifetimes, so I monitored their performance and prices over time.
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