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Taylor joined SEI-US in June 2013 and works on climate and energy modeling and analysis to inform policy in developing economies.
In addition to his role as a modeler, Taylor provides support and training to the worldwide community of Long-range Energy Alternatives Planning system (LEAP) users. His interests lie at the interfaces of development, technology, climate policy and grid integration of renewables.
Prior to joining SEI, he studied strategies for large-scale wind farm development in his home province of Ontario, Canada. He has an M.Sc. in geography (focused on environmental studies) from the University of Toronto, and an M.Sc. and a B.Sc. in theoretical physics from the University of Guelph.
Recent Publications by Taylor Binnington
Poster presented at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, 12-16 December 2016Author(s): Flores, F. ; Yates, D. ; Galaitsi, S. ; Binnington, T. ; Dougherty, B. ; Vinnaccia, M.; Glavan, J.C.
Research Area(s): Water ResourcesDescription:
This conference poster presents the results of a study of the water-energy nexus in countries in the Arabian Peninsula, using a coupled WEAP-LEAP model. Demand for water in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries relies mainly on fossil groundwater resources and desalination. Satisfying water demand requires a great deal of energy, as it requires treating and moving water along the supply chain from sources, through treatment processes, and ultimately to the consumer. As part of the Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI) Local, National, and Regional Climate Change Programme, a study of the water-energy nexus of the countries in the Arabian Peninsula was implemented. For water, WEAP models both water demand – and its main drivers – and water supply, simulating policies, priorities and preferences. For energy, LEAP models both energy supply and demand, and is able to capture the impacts of low-carbon development strategies. A coupled WEAP-LEAP model was then used to evaluate the future performance of the energy-water system under climate change and policy scenarios. The models examined five policy scenarios of different futures of resource management to the year 2060.
Tackling complexity: Understanding the food-energy-environment nexus in Ethiopia's Lake Tana Sub-basin
Water Alternatives 2015, 8(1), 710-734Author(s): Karlberg, L. ; Binnington, T. ; Flores, F. ; Young, C. ; Hoff, H.; Amsalu, T.; Andersson, K.; de Bruin, A.; Gebrehiwot, S.G.; Gedif, B.; zur Heide, .; Johnson, O.; Osbeck, M.
Applying the nexus – meeting Ethiopia's development goals by addressing links between water, energy and food
SEI policy briefAuthor(s): Karlberg, L. ; Binnington, T. ; Flores, F. ; Young, C. ; Hoff, H.; Amsalu, T.; Andersson, K.; de Bruin, A.; Gebrehiwot, S.G.; Gedif, B.; zur Heide, F.; Johnson, O.; Osbeck M.