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Suggested Citation:"Acronyms." National Research Council. 2000. Cooperation in the Energy Futures of China and the United States. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9736.
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Acronyms


ALWR

advanced light water reactor

AFBC

atmospheric fluidized bed combustion

APEC

Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum


BWR

boiling water reactor


CAE

Chinese Academy of Engineering

CANDU

Canada Deuterium Uranium

CAS

Chinese Academy of Sciences

CBM

coalbed methane

CCT

clean coal technology

CFBC

circulating fluidized bed combustion

CNG

compressed natural gas

CO

carbon monoxide

CO2

carbon dioxide

CUCBM

China United Coalbed Methane Corporation


DOE

U.S. Department of Energy

DSM

demand side management


EIA

U.S. Energy Information Administration

EPA

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

ESCO

energy services company


FACT

flexible alternating current transmission

FERC

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Suggested Citation:"Acronyms." National Research Council. 2000. Cooperation in the Energy Futures of China and the United States. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9736.
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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

Suggested Citation:"Acronyms." National Research Council. 2000. Cooperation in the Energy Futures of China and the United States. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9736.
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SETC

Chinese State Economic and Trade Commission

SO2

sulfur dioxide

SSTC

Chinese State Science and Technology Commission


T&D

transmission and distribution

TDA

U.S. Trade and Development Agency

TSP

total suspended particulates


UNDP

United Nations Development Programme

USAID

U.S. Agency for International Development


WANO

World Association of Nuclear Operators

WEC

World Energy Council

UNITS OF MEASURE

b/d

barrels per day

billion m3

billion cubic meters

Btu

British thermal unit

dollar

one U.S dollar equaled 8.28 renminbi in 1998

EJ

exajoule

GW

gigawatt

km

kilometer

kw

kilowatt

kWh

kilowatt hour

m2

square meters

m3

cubic meters

mm

millimeter

mt

metric tons

mtce

million tons of coal equivalent

MW

megawatt

MWp

megawatts peak power

Quad

quadrillion Btu

RMB

renminbi or yuan

tcf

trillion cubic feet

TWh

terawatt hours

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