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Acronyms AB 32 Assembly Bill 32 ACES American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 ACR American Carbon Registry AERC Airport Emission Reduction Credit AEUs Australian Emission Units AIP Airport Improvement Program ARB California Air Resources Board BAU Business As Usual CAA Clean Air Act CAFE Corporate Average Fuel Economy CAR Climate Action Reserve CFI Carbon Financial Instrument CFI-US Carbon Financial Instrument (meeting specialized requirement) CCX Chicago Climate Exchange CDM Clean Development Mechanism CEC California Energy Commission CER Certified Emission Reduction Credit CPRS Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme CRT Climate Reserve Tonne CSI California Solar Initiative DSM Demand Side Management EEC Energy Efficiency Credit EEPS Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standards EEX European Climate Exchange EISA Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 EPAct Energy Policy Act of 2005 ERCOT Electric Reliability Council of Texas EU ETS European Union Emission Trading System EUAs European Union Emissions Allowances FAA Federal Aviation Administration GHG Greenhouse Gas GSE Ground Support Equipment GWP Global Warming Potential 60

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Acronyms 61 HVAC Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning ICE Intercontinental Exchange IFM Improved Forest Management IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change JI Joint Implementation MGGRA Midwestern Greenhouse Gas Reduction Accord MII Majority in Interest MIRECS Michigan Renewables Energy Certification System MRETS Midwest Renewable Energy Tracking System mt Metric Tonnes MW Megawatt NAAQS National Ambient Air Quality Standards NAR North American Renewables Registry NC-RETS North Carolina Renewable Tracking System NEPOOL-GIS New England Power Pool Generation Information System NYMEX New York Mercantile Exchange NZ ETS New Zealand Emission Trading System NZU New Zealand Unit (emission allowance) ODS Ozone Depleting Substance PFC Passenger Facility Charge; perfluorocarbon PJM-GATS Pennsylvania, Jersey, Maryland Power Pool Generation Attribute System PPA Power Purchase Agreement PV Photovoltaic REC Renewable Energy Credit; Renewable Energy Certificate RES Renewable Electricity Standards RGGI Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative RPS Renewable Portfolio Standards UNFCCC United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change VALE Voluntary Airport Low Emission VERs Voluntary Emission Reductions; Verified Emission Reductions VCS Verified Carbon Standard VCU Verified Carbon Unit WCI Western Climate Initiative WREGIS Western Renewable Energy Generation System