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Chapter: Appendix D: Accronyms and Abbreviations

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Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Accronyms and Abbreviations." National Research Council. 2013. Emerging Workforce Trends in the U.S. Energy and Mining Industries: A Call to Action. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18250.
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D

Accronyms and Abbreviations

AAPG

American Association of Petroleum Geologists

AC

Alternating Current

ACS

American Chemical Society

ACT

American College Testing

AGI

American Geological Institute

AGU

American Geophysical Union

ANSI

American National Standards Institute

ARRA

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

ATE

Advanced Technological Education

ATEEC

Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center

AWEA

American Wind Energy Association

 

 

bbls

barrels

BEA

U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

BET

Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology

BHEF

Business Higher Education Forum

BLM

U.S. Bureau of Land Management

BLS

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

BOEM

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

BRC

Blue Ribbon Commission

BSEE

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement

BSET

Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology

Btu

British thermal unit

Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Accronyms and Abbreviations." National Research Council. 2013. Emerging Workforce Trends in the U.S. Energy and Mining Industries: A Call to Action. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18250.
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CDC

Center for Disease Control

CDEP

Cooperative Development Energy Program

CCS

Carbon Capture and Storage

CCUS

Carbon Capture, Use, and Storage

CEWD

Center for Energy Workforce Development

CIP

Classification of Instructional Programs

CO2

Carbon Dioxide

CPI

consumer price index

CREATE

California Regional Consortium for Engineering Advances in Technological Education

CREZ

Competitive Renewable Energy Zone

CSP

Concentrating Solar Power

CSR

corporate social responsibility

 

 

DACUM

Developing a Curriculum

DC

Direct-Current

DOE

U.S. Department of Energy

 

 

E&P

exploration and production

EEI

Edison Electric Institute

EERE

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

EGS

Enhanced or Engineered Geothermal Systems

EIA

U.S. Energy Information Administration

EOR

Enhanced Oil Recovery

EPC

engineering, procurement, and construction

ETA

Employment and Training Administration

ETAI

Electronics Technicians Association International

 

 

FLATE

Florida Advanced Technological Education Center

FTE

Full-time-equivalent

FVSU

Fort Valley State University

 

 

GAO

U.S. Government Accountability Office

GDP

gross domestic product

GEA

Geothermal Energy Association

GHP

Geothermal Heat Pump

GIS

geographic information systems

GNF

Global Nuclear Fuel

Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Accronyms and Abbreviations." National Research Council. 2013. Emerging Workforce Trends in the U.S. Energy and Mining Industries: A Call to Action. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18250.
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GSFC

Goddard Space Flight Center

GWe

gigawatt electric

GWhe

gigawatt hour electric

 

 

H&S

health and safety

HBCU

Historically Black Colleges and Universities

HVAC

heating, ventilation, and air conditioning

 

 

IAEA

International Atomic Energy Agency

IBEW

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

IEC

Independent Electrical Contractors

IEEE PES

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Power and Energy Society

IMA

International Maritime Associates

IMA-NA

Industrial Minerals Association – North America

IMF

International Monetary Fund

INPO

Institute of Nuclear Power Operations

IOM

Institute of Medicine

IPEDS

Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System

IREC

Interstate Renewable Energy Council

ISPQ

Institute for Sustainable Power Quality

ITC

Investment Tax Credit

 

 

JIP

Joint-Industry Project

 

 

KSA

knowledge, skills, and abilities

kW

kilowatt

kWe

kilowatt electric

 

 

MBA

Master’s of Business Administratoin

MCA

Minerals Council of Australia

MIT

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MPa/km

Megapascals per kilometer

MSHA

Mine Safety and Health Administration

MW

Megawatt

MWt

Megawatt thermal

 

 

NABCEP

North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners

NAICS

North American Industry Classification System

Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Accronyms and Abbreviations." National Research Council. 2013. Emerging Workforce Trends in the U.S. Energy and Mining Industries: A Call to Action. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18250.
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NAE

National Academy of Engineering

NAM

National Association of Manufacturers

NANT

National Academy for Nuclear Training

NAS

National Academy of Sciences

NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NCEP

National Commission on Energy Policy

NCRC

National Career Readiness Certificate

NDBC

National Data Buoy Center

NECA

National Electrical Contractors Association

NEED

National Energy Education Development

NEI

Nuclear Energy Institute

NEORI

National Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute

NETL

National Energy Technology Laboratory

NGA

National Geothermal Academy

NIOSH

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

NJATC

National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee

NMA

National Mining Association

NMOC

Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command

NMSI

National Math and Science Initiative

NNSA

National Nuclear Security Administration

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NOS

National Ocean Service

NRC

National Research Council

NRCA

National Roofing Contractors Association

NREC

North American Electric Reliability Corporation

NREL

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

NSF

National Science Foundation

NSSGA

National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association

NUCP

Nuclear Uniform Curriculum Program

 

 

O&M

operating and maintenance

O*NET

Occupational Information Network

OEM

Original Equipment Manufacturers

OMSHR

Office of Mine Safety and Health Research

OPEC

Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries

OPM

Office of Personnel Management

OSHA

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

OSM

Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement

Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Accronyms and Abbreviations." National Research Council. 2013. Emerging Workforce Trends in the U.S. Energy and Mining Industries: A Call to Action. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18250.
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PCA

Planned Capacity Addition

PPA

purchase power agreement

PSM

Professional Science Master’s

PTC

Production Tax Credit

PTP

petrotechnical professionals

PV

Photovoltaic

 

 

R&D

Research and Development

RCNET

Regional Center for Nuclear Education and Training

REC

Renewable Energy Certificates

RECS

Research Experience in Carbon Sequestration

REE

rare earth element

RISE CSRP

Roof Integrated Solar Energy, Inc. Certified Solar Roofing Professional

RPS

renewable portfolio standards

RRTT

Rapid Response Team for Transmission

RTP

Regional Training Providers

 

 

SACS

Sleipner Saline Aquifer Storage

SAT

Scholastic Assessment Test

SBC

Schlumberger Business Consulting

SHC

Solar Heating and Cooling

SIC

Standard Industrial Classification System

SITN

Solar Instructor Training Network

SME

Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration

SMR

Small Modular Reactors

SPE

Society of Petroleum Engineers

SOC

Standard Occupation Code

SSE

Short Service Employees

STEM

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

 

 

THMC

thermo-hydro-mechanical-chemical

TJ/yr

Terrajoules per year

TL

transmission lines

TMCC

Truckee Meadows Community College

 

 

UAF

University of Alaska Fairbanks

UBB

Upper Big Branch

USBM

U.S. Bureau of Mines

Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Accronyms and Abbreviations." National Research Council. 2013. Emerging Workforce Trends in the U.S. Energy and Mining Industries: A Call to Action. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18250.
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ULU

Underwriters Laboratories University

USEC

United States Enrichment Company

USFS

U. S. Forest Service

USGS

U.S. Geological Survey

U.S. NRC

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

UT

University of Texas

 

 

VET

vocational education and training

 

 

WAG

Water-Alternating-Gas

WGA

Western Governors’ Association

Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Accronyms and Abbreviations." National Research Council. 2013. Emerging Workforce Trends in the U.S. Energy and Mining Industries: A Call to Action. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18250.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Accronyms and Abbreviations." National Research Council. 2013. Emerging Workforce Trends in the U.S. Energy and Mining Industries: A Call to Action. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18250.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Accronyms and Abbreviations." National Research Council. 2013. Emerging Workforce Trends in the U.S. Energy and Mining Industries: A Call to Action. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18250.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Accronyms and Abbreviations." National Research Council. 2013. Emerging Workforce Trends in the U.S. Energy and Mining Industries: A Call to Action. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18250.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Accronyms and Abbreviations." National Research Council. 2013. Emerging Workforce Trends in the U.S. Energy and Mining Industries: A Call to Action. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18250.
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Energy and mineral resources are essential for the nation's fundamental functions, its economy, and security. Nonfuel minerals are essential for the existence and operations of products that are used by people every day and are provided by various sectors of the mining industry. Energy in the United States is provided from a variety of resources including fossil fuels, and renewable and nuclear energy, all with established commercial industry bases. The United States is the largest electric power producer in the world. The overall value added to the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) in 2011 by major industries that consumed processed nonfuel mineral materials was $2.2 trillion.

Recognizing the importance of understanding the state of the energy and mining workforce in the United States to assure a trained and skilled workforce of sufficient size for the future, the Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Energy technology Laboratory (NETL) contracted with the National Research Council (NRC) to perform a study of the emerging workforce trends in the U.S. energy and mining industries. Emerging Workforce Trends in the U.S. Energy and Mining Industries: A Call to Action summarizes the findings of this study.

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