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.

AD Anaerobic digestion
AMR Automatic meter reading
AFV Alternatively fuelled vehicle
BECCS Biomass energy carbon capture and storage
BTL Biomass to liquid
CBM Compact biomethane
CCA Climate Change Agreement
CCC Committee on Climate Change
CCL Climate Change Levy
CCS Carbon capture and storage
CDP Previously known as the Carbon Disclosure Project
CF Conversion factor
CHP Combined heat and power
CMP Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol
CNG Compact natural gas
CO2 Carbon dioxide
CO2e Carbon dioxide equivalent
COP Conference of the Parties
COP21 21st annual meeting of the Conference of the Parties (held at Paris in December 2015)
CRC Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme)
CV Calorific Value
DME Di-methyl ether
DICI Direct injection compression ignition (refers to modern diesel engine)
EEA European Economic Area
ESOS Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme
EtOH Ethanol
EU ETS European Union Emissions Trading System
EV Electric vehicle
FCV Fuel cell vehicle
FQD Fuel Quality Directive
FIT Feed in tariff
GHGs Greenhouse gases
GMST Global mean surface temperature
GTL Gas to liquid (usually synthetic diesel made from natural gas)
GWh Gigawatt hour
GTL Biomass to liquid
HEV Hybrid electric vehicle
INDC Intended nationally determined contributions
IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
kWh Kilowatt hour
LBM Liquefied biomethane
LNG Liquefied natural gas
LULUCF Land use, land use change and forestry
MWh Megawatt hour
MtCO2 Million tonnes of carbon dioxide
MtCO2e Million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent
NASDAQ National Association of Securities Dealers Automatic Quotation System (Nasdaq)
NDC Nationally determined contributions
NEDC New European Driving Cycle
NET Negative emissions technology
NIC National Infrastructure Commission
NYSE New York Stock Exchange
PHEV Plug-in hybrid vehicle
PISI Port Injection Spark Ignition (refers to modern petrol engine)
ppb parts per billion
ppm parts per million
PV Photovoltaic
REDD+ Reducing deforestation and forest degradation
RF Radiative forcing
RHI Renewable heat incentive
RME Rapeseed methyl ether
RTFC Road transport fuel certificate
SECR Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting
SME Small Medium Enterprise
tCO2 Tonnes of carbon dioxide
tCO2e Tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent
UKLA UK Listing Authority
UNEP United Nations Environment Programme
UNFCCC United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
VCA Vehicle Certification Agency
WLTP Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure
WTT Well to tank
WTW Well-to-Wheel