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  • BACT

    Best available control technology

  • BATEA

    Best available technology economically achievable

  • BAU

    Business as usual

  • BCAU

    British Columbia Allowance Unit

  • BCERU

    British Columbia Emission Reduction Unit

  • BEI

    Baseline emission intensity

  • BLIERS

    Base level industrial emissions requirements

  • BTU

    British thermal unit

  • HCFC

    Hydrochlorofluorocarbons

  • HFC

    Global warming potential

  • JI

    Joint Implementation

  • JISC

    Joint Implementation Steering Committee (UNFCCC)

  • J-VETS

    Japanese Voluntary Emissions Trading Scheme

  • KT

    Kilo tonne

  • KWh

    Kilowatt hour

  • ODA

    Official development assistance

  • ODS

    Ozone depleting substance

  • OE

    Operational entity

  • OTC

    Over the counter

  • RBLC

    RACT/BACT/LAER Clearinghouse (US)

  • RE

    Renewable energy

  • REACH

    Registration, evaluation and authorization of chemicals

  • REC

    Renewable Energy Certificate

  • REC

    Renewable energy credit

  • REDD

    Reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation

  • RESLOVE

    Responsible Environmental Steps, Opportunities to Lead by Voluntary Efforts

  • RGGI

    Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (US Northeastern states)

     

  • RMU

    Removal Unit

  • ROA

    Regional Administrative Organization (of the MGGRA)

  • ROC

    Renewable energy certificate

  • ROO

    Renewable Obligation Order 2002

  • RPP

    Renewable power percentage

  • RPS

    Renewable portfolio standard

  • SBI

    Subsidiary Body for Implementation

  • SBSTA

    Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice

  • SCERFA

    Standard CER Forward Agreement

  • SF6

    Sulphur hexafluoride

  • SGER

    Specified Gas Emitters Regulation (Alberta, Canada)

  • SO2

    Sulphur dioxide

  • SoC

    Statement of certification (Alberta)

  • SoQ

    Statement of qualification (Alberta)

  • SoV

    Statement of verification (Alberta)

  • SOx

    Sulphur oxides

  • SRI

    Socially responsible investment

  • TAE

    Total annual emissions

  • tCER

    Temporary Certified Emissions Reduction

  • tCO23

    Tonne of carbon dioxide equivalent

  • TCR

    The Climate Registry

  • TDE

    Total direct emissions

  • T-RCI

    Transportation, residential, commercial, institutional and small industrial

  • TREC

    Tradable Renewable Energy Credit

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