FGD

flue gas desulfurization


GDP

gross domestic product

GEF

Global Environment Facility

GHG

greenhouse gas


IAEA

International Atomic Energy Agency

IFI

international financial institution

IGCC

integrated gasification combined cycle

IIASA

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

INSAG

International Nuclear Safety Advisory Group

IOM

Institute of Medicine

IRP

integrated resource planning


LNG

liquified natural gas

LPG

liquified petroleum gas


MDB

multilateral development bank

MOX

mixed oxide fuel


NAE

National Academy of Engineering

NAS

National Academy of Sciences

NEPA

Chinese National Environmental Protection Agency

NNSA

Chinese National Nuclear Safety Administration

NOx

nitrogen oxide

NRC

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission


OECD

Organisation for Economic Development and Cooperation

OPEC

Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries

OPIC

Overseas Private Investment Corporation


PCAST

U.S. President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology

PFBC

pressurized fluidized bed combustion

PUNT

Agreement on Intent of Cooperation Concerning Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Technology

PWR

pressurized water reactor

PV

photovoltaic


R&D

research and development

RD&D

research, development and demonstration

RPS

Renewable Portfolio Standard


SDPC

Chinese State Development Planning Commission



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