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Abbreviations and acronyms

Abbreviation/acronym Definition
ACT Australian Capital Territory
ABARE Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics
AEMC Australian Energy Market Commission
AEMO Australian Energy Market Operator
AER Australian Energy Regulator
ARENA Australian Renewable Energy Agency
CDM Clean development mechanism
CEC Clean Energy Council
CEFC Clean Energy Finance Corporation
CER Certified emission reduction
CO2 Carbon dioxide
CO2-e Carbon dioxide equivalent
COAG Council of Australian Government
CSIRO Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
Cth Commonwealth
EITE Emissions-intensive trade-exposed
ERU Emission reduction unit
ESAA Energy Supply Association of Australia
ETS Emissions trading scheme
EU European Union
EU ETS European Union Emissions Trading Scheme
GDP Gross domestic product
GNP Gross national product
GGAS Greenhouse Gas Abatement Scheme
GST Goods and services tax
GW Gigawatt
GWh Gigawatt hour
IEA International Energy Agency
IPART Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (New South Wales)
kW Kilowatt
kWh Kilowatt hour
LGC Large-scale generation certificates
LNG Liquefied natural gas
LPG Liquefied petroleum gas
LRET Large-scale Renewable Energy Target
MRET Mandatory Renewable Energy Target
Mt Million tonnes
MW Megawatt
MWh Megawatt hour
NEM National Electricity Market
NSW New South Wales
PEC Partial exemption certificate
PPA Power Purchase Agreement
ppm Parts per million
PV Photovoltaic
REC Renewable energy certificate
REE Act Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000(Cth)
RET Renewable Energy Target
RPP Renewable power percentage
SCER Standing Council on Energy and Resources
SKM MMA Sinclair Knight Merz McLennan Magasanik Associates
SRES Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme
STP Small-scale technology percentage
STC Small-scale technology certificate
SWIS (Western Australia) South West Interconnected System
t Tonnes
UN United Nations
UNFCC United Nations Framework on Climate Change
USD United States Dollar
WCMG Waste coal mine gas
Wh Watt hour