AAU Assigned amount unit
A-CO2 Anthropogenic CO2
ADB Asia Development Bank
ADP Durban Platform for Enhanced Action
AGR Acid gas removal
APEC Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation
Ar Argon
ARRA American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
AWG Ad-hoc working group
AWG-KP Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (ad-hoc working group)
AWG-LCA Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (ad-hoc working group)
BACT Best available control technology
CBM Coal bed methane
CCS Carbon capture and storage
CCSR CCS ready
CCUS Carbon capture use and storage
CDM Clean Development Mechanism
CEM Clean Energy Ministerial
CER Certified Emission Reduction unit
CfD Contract for differences
CH4 Methane
CMP Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol
CO Carbon monoxide
CO2 Carbon dioxide
CO2CRC Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies
CO2e Carbon dioxide equivalent
COP Conference of Parties
CSA Canadian Standards Association
CSIRO Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
CSLF Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum
CTL Coal-to-liquids
DECC Department of Energy and Climate (UK)
DNV Det Norske Veritas
DOE Department of Energy (US)
EB CDM Executive Board
EC European Commission
EEPR European Energy Programme for Recovery
EIA Energy Information Administration
EIB European Investment Bank
EJ Exajoule
EOR Enhanced oil recovery
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
EPC Engineering, procurement and construction
EPS Emission Performance Standards
ERCB Energy Resources Conservation Board
ETI Energy Technologies Institute
ETS Emission trading scheme
EU European Union
FEED Front end engineering design
FID Final investment decision
FIT Feed-in tariff
GCF Green Climate Fund
GFC Global financial crisis
GHG Greenhouse gas
GIS Geographical information systems
Gt Gigatonne
H2S Hydrogen sulphide
IEA International Energy Agency
IEAGHG IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme
IET International Emissions Trading
IGCC Integrated gasification combined cycle
IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
ISO International Standards Organization
JI Joint implementation
km Kilometre
kW Kilowatt
LCOE Levelised cost of electricity
LPG Liquefied petroleum gas
LSIP Large-scale integrated project
MEF Major Economies Forum
MENA Middle East and North Africa
METI Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (Japan)
MMV Monitoring, measurement and verification
MOFs Metal organic frameworks
MoU Memorandum of understanding
Mtpa Million tonnes per annum; million tonnes a year
MW Megawatt
MWe Megawatts electrical capacity or output
MWth Megawatt thermal
N2 Nitrogen gas
NACAP North American Carbon Atlas Partnership
NACSA North American Carbon Storage Atlas
NAMA Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions
NAPCC National Action Plan on Climate Change (India)
NCCC National Carbon Capture Center (a US DOE initiative)
N-CO2 Natural CO2
NDRC National Development and Reform Commission (China)
NEORI National Enhanced Oil Recovery Initiative (US)
NER300 New Entrants’ Reserve 300
NETL DOE’s office of Fossil Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory
NGCC Natural gas combined cycle
NGO Non-government organisation
NMBM New Market Based Mechanisms
NOx Nitrogen oxides
O2 Oxygen
OECD Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
OEM Original equipment manufacturer
OSPAR Convention Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North East Atlantic
PCC Post-combustion capture
ppm Parts per million
PSD Prevention of Significant Deterioration
R&D Research and development
RD&D Research, development and demonstration
RFA Regulatory Framework Assessment
SBI Subsidiary Bodies for Implementation
SBSTA Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice
SCC Standards Council of Canada
SO2 Sulphur dioxide
SOx Sulphur oxides
TCM Technology Centre Mongstad (Norway)
TNO Geological Survey of the Netherlands
TRL Technology readiness level
UAE United Arab Emirates
UJV Unincorporated joint venture
UK United Kingdom
UKSAP UK Storage Appraisal Project
UNFCCC United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
UNIDO United Nations Industrial Development Organization
US United States
WG Working Group
ZEP European Technology Platform for Zero Emission Fossil Fuel Power Plants