Environmental Abbreviations

Every area of business has its own list of abbreviations.  Here is a list of environmental abbreviations that you are most likely to come across.

ADAnaerobic digestion
AMRAutomatic meter reading
AFVAlternatively fuelled vehicle
BECCSBiomass energy carbon capture and storage
BTLBiomass to liquid
CBMCompact biomethane
CCAClimate Change Agreement
CCCCommittee on Climate Change
CCLClimate Change Levy
CCSCarbon capture and storage
CDPPreviously known as the Carbon Disclosure Project
CFConversion factor
CHPCombined heat and power
CMPConference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol
CNGCompact natural gas
CO2Carbon dioxide
CO2eCarbon dioxide equivalent
COPConference of the Parties
COP2121st annual meeting of the Conference of the Parties (held at Paris in December 2015)
CRCCarbon Reduction Commitment (CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme)
CVCalorific Value
DMEDi-methyl ether
DICIDirect injection compression ignition (refers to modern diesel engine)
EEAEuropean Economic Area
ESOSEnergy Savings Opportunity Scheme
EtOHEthanol
EU ETSEuropean Union Emissions Trading System
EVElectric vehicle
FCVFuel cell vehicle
FQDFuel Quality Directive
FITFeed in tariff
GHGsGreenhouse gases
GMSTGlobal mean surface temperature
GTLGas to liquid (usually synthetic diesel made from natural gas)
GWhGigawatt hour
GTLBiomass to liquid
HEVHybrid electric vehicle
INDCIntended nationally determined contributions
IPCCIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
kWhKilowatt hour
LBMLiquefied biomethane
LNGLiquefied natural gas
LULUCFLand use, land use change and forestry
MWhMegawatt hour
MtCO2Million tonnes of carbon dioxide
MtCO2eMillion tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent
NASDAQNational Association of Securities Dealers Automatic Quotation System (Nasdaq)
NDCNationally determined contributions
NEDCNew European Driving Cycle
NETNegative emissions technology
NICNational Infrastructure Commission
NYSENew York Stock Exchange
PHEVPlug-in hybrid vehicle
PISIPort Injection Spark Ignition (refers to modern petrol engine)
ppbparts per billion
ppmparts per million
PVPhotovoltaic
REDD+Reducing deforestation and forest degradation
RFRadiative forcing
RHIRenewable heat incentive
RMERapeseed methyl ether
RTFCRoad transport fuel certificate
SECRStreamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting
SMESmall Medium Enterprise
tCO2Tonnes of carbon dioxide
tCO2eTonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent
UKLAUK Listing Authority
UNEPUnited Nations Environment Programme
UNFCCCUnited Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
VCAVehicle Certification Agency
WLTPWorldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure
WTTWell to tank
WTWWell-to-Wheel
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