Lighting the Way: Toward a Sustainable Energy Future

  • AuthorInterAcademies Council
  • Release Date1 October 2007
  • Copyright2007
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Annex B: Acronyms and abbreviations
BTU        British thermal unit
CCGT        Combined cycle gas turbine
EJ        Exajoule
EU        European Union
GDP        Gross domestic product
GIF        Generation IV International Forum
GJ        Gigajoule
HID        Human Development Index
HVAC        Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning
IAC        InterAcademy Council
IAEA        International Atomic Energy Agency
IEA        International Energy Agency
IGCC        Integrated gasification combined cycle
IPCC        Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
kWh        Kilowatt-hour
Mtoe        Million ton oil equivalent
MWe        Megawatt electricity
NGO        Nongovernmental organization
OECD        Organization for Economic Coordination and Development
PJ        Petajoule
PPP        Purchasing power parity
PV        Photovoltaic
R&D        Research and development
RD&D        Research, development, and demonstration
S&T        Science and technology
TPES        Total primary energy supply
TWh        Terawatt-hour
Document Date: October 1, 2007
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