Lighting the Way: Toward a Sustainable Energy Future

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  • Annex B: Acronyms and abbreviations
    BTU        British thermal unit
    CCGT        Combined cycle gas turbine
    EJ        Exajoule
    EU        European Union
    GDP        Gross domestic product
    GIF        Generation IV International Forum
    GJ        Gigajoule
    HID        Human Development Index
    HVAC        Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning
    IAC        InterAcademy Council
    IAEA        International Atomic Energy Agency
    IEA        International Energy Agency
    IGCC        Integrated gasification combined cycle
    IPCC        Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
    kWh        Kilowatt-hour
    Mtoe        Million ton oil equivalent
    MWe        Megawatt electricity
    NGO        Nongovernmental organization
    OECD        Organization for Economic Coordination and Development
    PJ        Petajoule
    PPP        Purchasing power parity
    PV        Photovoltaic
    R&D        Research and development
    RD&D        Research, development, and demonstration
    S&T        Science and technology
    TPES        Total primary energy supply
    TWh        Terawatt-hour