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Glossary
  1. AP-42

    Compilation of Air Pollutant Emission Factors

  2. BTU

    British Thermal Unit

  3. CACs

    Criteria Air Contaminants

  4. CCME

    Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment

  5. CEC

    Commission for Environmental Cooperation

  6. CEM

    Continuous Emissions Monitoring

  7. CERR

    Consolidated Emissions Reporting Rule

  8. CFCs

    Chlorofluorocarbons

  9. CFE

    Comisión Federal de Electricidad (Federal Electricity Commission), Mexico

  10. CH4

    Methane

  11. CO

    Carbon monoxide

  12. CO2

    Carbon dioxide

  13. CO2-eq

    Carbon dioxide-equivalent

  14. COA

    Cédula de Operación Anual (Annual Report of Operation), Mexico

  15. CRE

    Comisión Reguladora de Energía (Energy Regulatory Commission), Mexico

  16. CWS

    Canada-Wide Standards

  17. DNA

    Deoxyribonucleic acid

  18. eGRID

    Emissions and Generation Resource Integrated Database, United States

  19. eGRID2007

    Version 1.1 of the eGRID database for 2005 data year

  20. EGUs

    Electric Generating Units

  21. EIA

    Energy Information Administration, United States

  22. EIAG

    Emission Inventory and Analysis Group

  23. EPA

    Environmental Protection Agency, United States

  24. ETS

    Emissions Tracking System

  25. FERC

    Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (USA)

  26. GDP

    Gross Domestic Product

  27. GHGRP

    Greenhouse Gases Emissions Reporting Program

  28. GHGs

    Greenhouse gases

  29. GWh

    Gigawatt-hour

  30. GWP

    Global Warming Potential

  31. H2SO4

    Sulfuric acid

  32. Hg

    Mercury

  33. HNO3

    Nitric acid

  34. IEA

    International Energy Agency

  35. INEM

    Nacional de Emisiones de México (National Emissions Inventory of Mexico)

  36. IPCC

    Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

  37. IPP

    Independent Power Producer

  38. kg

    kilograms

  39. kt

    kilotonnes

  40. kWh

    kilowatt-hour

  41. LyFC

    Compañía de Luz y Fuerza del Centro (Central Light and Power Company), Mexico

  42. MJ

    Megajoules

  43. Mt

    Megatonnes

  44. MW

    Megawatt

  45. MWh

    Megawatt-hour

  46. N2O

    Nitrous oxide

  47. NAICS

    North American Industry Classification System

  48. NAPPAE

    North American Power Plants Air Emissions Report

  49. NEI

    National Emissions Inventory, United States

  50. NIH

    National Institutes of Health, United States

  51. NO

    Nitric oxide

  52. NO2

    Nitrogen dioxide

  53. NOX

    Nitrogen oxides [the sum of nitric oxide (NO) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2), expressed as NO2]

  54. NPRI

    National Pollutant Release Inventory, Canada

  55. OECD

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

  56. PM

    Particulate Matter

  57. PM10

    Mass of particles with an aerodynamic diameter less than 10 microns

  58. PM2.5

    Mass of particles with an aerodynamic diameter less than 2.5 microns

  59. ppb

    parts per billion

  60. ppm

    parts per million

  61. RFO

    Residual fuel oil

  62. Semarnat

    Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources, Mexico)

  63. Sener

    Secretaría de Energía (Secretariat of Energy), Mexico

  64. SO2

    Sulfur dioxide

  65. SO3

    Sulfur trioxide

  66. SOX

    Sulfur oxides

  67. t

    Metric tonnes (tonnes)

  68. Tg

    Teragrams

  69. TPM

    Total Particulate Matter

  70. TWh

    Terawatt-hour

  71. VOCs

    Volatile Organic Compounds

  72. °C

    Centigrade degree

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