CEC California Energy Commission
CDM Clean Development Mechanism, one of three Kyoto Protocol mechanisms intended to help Annex 1 Parties in meeting their agreed emission targets.
CHP Combined Heat and Power
COP Sixth Conference of the Parties. A meeting held as part of the Framework Convention on Climate Change.
EC European Community
ECU European Currency Unit
EU European Union
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
FCCC Framework Convention on Climate Change, adopted at the UNCED in 1992, aims at stabilizing the atmospheric concentration of greenhouse gases in an effort to prevent human induced disturbances to the global climate.
GJ giga Joule – 109 joules
IEA International Energy Agency
LHV Low Heating Value (gas)
MHV Medium Heating Value (gas)
OECD Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
OPEC Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
RE Renewable Energy