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E.ON UK - Energy glossary
Category: Earth and Environment > Energy
Date & country: 15/12/2007, UK
Words: 138


Age Concern
UK charity catering for the needs of older people

ATB
Ash treatment basin

AVL
Automatic Vehicle Location. Real-time vehicle tracking system, which uses a Geographical Positioning System (GPS) to locate the exact position of a vehicle and depicts it in digitised maps. AVL is used by East Midlands Electricity (UK)

BAP
Biodiversity Action Plan

BAPEDAL
Indonesia Environmental Impact Management Agency

BCF
Billion cubic feet

Biodiversity
The entire variety of life on Earth, from mammals to micro-organisms, such as bacteria and viruses

BITC
Business in the Community (UK)

Black Achievers
A Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) programme that helps young African Americans to develop a 'positive sense of self' and to set high education and career goals (US)

Brt
Below the reporting threshold

Btu
British thermal unit

CAFÉ
Clean Air for Europe

Cancer Research UK
UK charity, voted Powergen charity of the year for 2002

CCBP
Coal combustion by-products

CCGT
Combined cycle gas turbine

CDC
Cottam Development Centre (UK)

CEM
Continuous emission monitor

CH4
Methane, a major constituent of natural gas as well as a greenhouse gas

CHP
Combined Heat and Power (sometimes also called co-generation)

CO
Carbon monoxide

CO2
Carbon dioxide

COE
US Army Corps of Engineers

DEFRA
UK Government Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Desulphurisation
Process of removing sulphur from hydrocarbons

DTI
UK Government Department of Trade and Industry

DTLR
Previous UK Government Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions. Now the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM)

Duty of Care
A duty to prevent the escape of waste (under Section 6 of the UK Environmental Protection Act 1990) placed on persons holding (i.e. importing, treating or disposing) controlled waste in a commercial capacity. Persons to whom the waste is transferred must be authorised and the consignment accompanied by proper documentation

EA
Environment Agency for England and Wales

EAQA
Electricity Association Quality Assurance Ltd. (UK)

EAZ
Education Action Zone (UK)

EC
European Commission

EEAC
Energy Efficiency Advisory Centre (UK)

EEC
Energy Efficiency Commitment UK Government programme which commences in 2002 and runs until 2005. It replaces EESoP (Energy Efficiency Standards of Performance) (UK)

EEI
Edison Electric Institute (US)

EEIBA
Electrical and Electronics Industries Benevolent Association (UK)

EESoP
Energy Efficiency Standards of Performance (UK)

EMF
Electric and magnetic field or electro-magnetic field

EMS
Environmental management system

EPA
Environmental Protection Agency. US environmental regulator

ESBI
Electricity Supply Board of Ireland

ESP
Electrostatic precipitator

EU
European Union

EW
European Works Council

FBA
Furnace bottom ash

FERC
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (US)

FGD
Flue gas desulphurisation

FPA
Federal Power Authority (US)

GDP
Gross domestic product

GHG
Greenhouse gas

GIS
Geographical information system

GPS
Global positioning system

GRC
Generator registered capacity (UK)

GRI
Global Reporting Initiative

GWh
Gigawatt hour - the production or consumption of a thousand million watts for one hour

H2SO4
Sulphuric acid

Ha
Hectare

HCl
Hydrogen chloride, hydrochloric acid

HECA
Home Energy Conservation Act (UK)

HF
Hydrogen fluoride, hydrofluoric acid

HFO
Heavy fuel oil (also called residual fuel oil, RFO)

HR
Human Resources

Ib
Pound (UK)

ICC
International Chamber of Commerce

IDP
Individual development plan

IFR
Injury Frequency Rate

IPC
Integrated Pollution Control (UK)

ISO 14001
The International Standards Organisation`s environmental management standard

JEP
Joint Environmental Programme (UK)

KDFWR
Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (US)

KPDES
Kentucky Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (US)

kt-kte
Kilotonnes (one thousand tonnes)

kV
Kilovolt (one thousand volts)

kW
Kilowatt (one thousand watts)

kWe
Kilowatts of electrical capacity

kWh
Kilowatt hour - the production or consumption of a thousand watts for one hour

lb
Pound

LCC
LG&E Capital Corporation

LEC
Levy exemption certificate (UK)

LEM
LG&E Marketing Inc.

Louisville Urban League
Charity that helps minorities and other disadvantaged people in Louisville (US)

LPI
LG&E Power Inc.

LPS
LG&E Power Services

LRTAP
Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution

Minority Expo
Annual event held in Louisville, principally for the African American community (US)

MISO
Midwest Independent Systems Operations (US)

Mm3
Million cubic metres

Mtce
Million tonnes of coal equivalent - used in comparing different fuels. One Mtce of any other fuel gives the same heat when burnt as a million tonnes of coal

MW
Megawatt (one million watts)

MWe
Megawatts of electrical capacity

MWh
Megawatt hour - the production or consumption of one million watts for one hour

MWth
Megawatts of thermal capacity

N2O
Nitrous oxide

NAAQS
National Ambient Air Quality Standards (UK)

NETA
New Electricity Trading Arrangements (UK)

NHER
National Home Energy Rating (UK)

NO
Nitric oxide

NO2
Nitrogen dioxide

Now AFQ-EAQA Ltd.
Powergen's third-party ISO 14001 certification body

NOx
Oxides of nitrogen

NRF
Neighbourhood Renewal Fund (UK)