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Glossary of Energy Terms
176 definitions by Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

Refinery GasPounds Per Square Inch (PSI)Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)Emissions & Generation Resource Integrated Database (eGRID)Wood WasteWind TurbinesSolar EnergyReactorKilowatt Hour (kWh)In Situ Leach Mining (ISL Mining)FutureGen AllianceFuel CycleFossil FuelEthanolEnergy Policy Act of 2005E85DeregulationDekathermCombustion GasesCLEAN Energy Act of 2007 or the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007British Thermal Unit (BTU)Wind FarmsWest Texas Intermediate (WTI)WellheadWestern Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC)WattVolatile Organic Compounds (VOC)UraniumTurbineTransmissionToxic SubstancesTon (or Tonne)ThermodynamicsTax CreditTaxSustainableSulfur Dioxide (SO2)Surface WaterSubsidyStripper WellSouthwest Power Pool (SPP)Southeastern Reliability Council (SERC)Source Emission Reduction Plan (SERP)Solution MiningSolid WasteSmogShort TonSequestrationScrubberRoyaltyReservesRenewable Portfolio Standard (RPS)Renewable Energy Credits (RECs)Renewable EnergyRefinery GainRefineryRecyclingReclamationRankine CycleRailroad Commission of Texas (RRC)PulverizedPublic Utility Commission of Texas (PUC)PropaneProduction Tax Credit (PTC)ProductionPrice-Anderson Nuclear Industries Indemnity Act (Price-Anderson Act)PowerPollutionPhotovoltaicPetroleumPetrochemicalPassive Solar Energy SystemParticulate Matter (PM)Parabolic TroughOxygenateNuclear reactorNon-Renewable EnergyNonattainment Area (NAA)Nitrogen Oxide (NOx)Net MeteringNatural GasNational Energy Modeling System (NEMS)Mill ResiduesMetric Ton (or Tonne)MethaneMercuryMegawatt (MW)Long Ton (Shipping Ton)Logging ResidueLiquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)LiquefactionLandfill GasKilowatt (kW)Kilowatt-Ampere (kVa)JouleJatrophaInvestor-Owned Utility (IOU)InsolationInternal Combustion EngineIntegrated Waste Management (IWM)Independent Power ProducerIncinerationHydrogenHydrocarbonHorsepower (Electrical Horsepower; hp)GroundwaterGross State Product (GSP)Gross National Product (GNP)Greenhouse GasesGlobal WarmingGeothermal EnergyGeopressuredGenerator Nameplate CapacityGeneratorGasolineGasificationGas Turbine (Combustion Turbine)Gas EngineFuturesFurnaceFuelFuel CellFeedstockFederal Water Pollution Control ActFederal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)FatEnhanced Oil Recovery (EOR)Enhanced Geothermal System (EGS)Energy CropsEnergyEmissionsElectricityElectric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT)Dry TonDistributed PowerDistillatesDigesterDiesel EngineDieselDecommissioningCrude OilCorporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE)ConservationConcentrating Solar Power (CSP)Competitive Renewable Energy Zones (CREZs)Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)CombustionCombined Heat And Power (CHP)CofiringCoalClimate ChangeClean Air Act (CAA)Cellulosic EthanolCasinghead GasCarbon SequestrationCarbon SinkCarbon Monoxide (CO)Carbon Dioxide (CO2)CapacityCapacity FactorButaneBoilerBiomassBiomass FuelBiogasBiofuelBiodieselBiodegradableAverage Megawatt (MWa or aMW)Attainment AreaAnaerobicAmpereAlternative FuelsAir Pollution Control Systems (APCS)Acid Rain
Date
2008-05-01
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