Select Committee on European Communities Eleventh Report



BATBest available technology
BATNEECBest available technology not entailing excessive cost
BCABritish Cement Association
BPEOBest practicable environmental option
CHPCombined heat and power
Co­decisionSee paragraph 19 and footnote
Co­incinerationSee paragraph 4
CO2Carbon dioxide
CSERGECentre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment, University of East Anglia
DETRDepartment of the Environment, Transport and the Regions
DOENIDepartment of the Environment (Northern Ireland)
DG XIDirectorate-General XI (Environment and Nuclear Safety and Civil Protection), European Commission
EHSEnvironment and Heritage Service (DOENI)
EIAEnvironmental impact assessment
ELVEmission limit value
ERMEnvironmental Resources Management
ESAEnvironmental Services Association
EWAEnergy from Waste Association
FoEFriends of the Earth
HWIDHazardous Waste Incineration Directive
IChemEInstitution of Chemical Engineers
IPCIntegrated Pollution Control
IPPCIntegrated Pollution Prevention and Control
LCALife cycle assessment
Limit valueAn outer limit for emissions or discharges of pollutants, within which Member States must set emission standards or environmental quality standards
mg/Nm3Milligrams per cubic metre (the "N" indicates a"normalised"—i.e. standardised—volume of gas, which is set for each process; the emission limit which is set has to be achieved at a standard volume, which is influenced by temperature
MWIDMunicipal Waste Incineration Directive
NIMBYNot in my back yard
NOxOxides of nitrogen
NSCANational Society for Clean Air and Environmental Protection
NFFONon-Fossil Fuel Obligation: Orders made under the
Electricity Act 1985 providing for generators of electricity from renewable sources to receive higher prices for their electricity
OECDOrganisation for Economic Co­operation and   Development
PMParticulate matter; size is expressed in micrometers (e.g. PM10 or PM2.5).
PPPPublic-private partnership
Precautionary principleThe avoidance or the reduction of risks to the environment by prudent action before any serious problem is encountered.
Proximity principleOne of two principles ("proximity" and "self-sufficiency") embodied in the Waste Framework Directive, which require that waste should be disposed of in the closest suitable facilities and that waste produced in the Community should not be disposed of elsewhere.
REIARegulatory and Environmental Impact Assessment
RIARegulatory Impact Assessment
SEAStrategic environmental assessment
SELCHPSouth East London Combined Heat and Power
SEMSupplementary Explanatory Memorandum
SEPAScottish Environment Protection Agency
SLFSecondary liquid fuel
SNCRSelective non-catalytic reduction
TOCTotal organic carbon
WIDWaste Incineration Directive

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