Acronym Meanings

Acronym
Meaning
ASHP
Air-Source Heat Pump
BEV
Battery Electric Vehicle
CES
Clean Energy Standard
CO2
Carbon Dioxide
CO2e
Carbon Dioxide Equivalent obtained by converting other greenhouse gases to reflect the climate impact of CO2.
DCFC
direct current fast charging
DER
Distributed Energy Resources
DOER
Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources
DPU
Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities
EEA
Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
EJ
environmental justice
EOEEA
Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
EPA
Environmental Protection Agency
EV
Electric Vehicle – in this document this is primarily referring to Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV)
EVSE
electric vehicle supply equipment
GHG
Greenhouse Gas
GPC
Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Inventories (also referred to as Global Protocol)
GSHP
Ground
GW
gigawatt
GWSA
Global Warming Solutions Act of 2008
HFC
hydrofluorocarbon (a greenhouse gas)
ICE
Internal Combustion Engine or internal combustion engine vehicle (i.e.
LDV
Light-Duty Vehicle
MDHDV
Medium- and Heavy- Duty Vehicle
MEI
Mass Energy Insight
MPG
Miles Per Gallon
MTCO2e
Metric ton of CO2e
MW
megawatt
MassCEC
Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
MassDEP or DEP
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
N2O
Nitrous Oxide
PHEV
Plugin Hybrid Electric Vehicle
RPS
Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard
SF6
sulfur hexafluoride (a greenhouse gas)
SMART
Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target Program
VMT
Vehicle Miles Travelled
ZEV
Zero Emissions Vehicle – All vehicles which can operate without Fossil Fuels – Inclusive of BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle)
kWh
kilowatt hour