The following definitions reflect those used by the International Energy Agency (IEA); definitions used by other organisations and publications may vary.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (United States)
liquid crystal display
Low-Carbon Energy Technology Platform (of the IEA)
levelised cost of energy
light commercial vehicle
least economically developed country
linear Fresnel reflectors
lower heating value
liquefied natural gas
licence of right
liquefied petroleum gas
long run marginal cost
land-use, land-use change and forestry
include liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), naphtha and gasoline.
natural gas that has been liquefied by reducing its temperature to -162°C at atmospheric pressure. In this way, the space requirements for storage and transport are reduced by a factor of more than 600.
the ability to sell assets without significant movement in the price and with minimum loss of value.
technologies that produce low – or zero – greenhouse-gas emissions while operating. In the power sector this includes fossil-fuel plants fitted with carbon capture and storage, nuclear plants and renewable-based generation technologies.
the heat liberated by the complete combustion of a unit of fuel when the water produced is assumed to remain as a vapour and the heat is not recovered.