The following definitions reflect those used by the International Energy Agency (IEA); definitions used by other organisations and publications may vary.
mergers and acquisitions
molten carbonate fuel cells
multilateral development bank
Millennium Development Goals (United Nations)
Middle East and North Africa
minimum energy performance
minimum energy performance standard
market exchange rate
molten oxide electrolysis
mobility modelling (transport sector model developed by the IEA)
Meeting of the Parties
(publication of the IEA)
multiple service contract
methyl tertiary butyl ether
a generic model tailored by the input data to represent the evolution over a period of usually 40 to 50 years of a specific energy system at the national, regional, state or province, or community level. More…
all factors which affect the balance between supply and demand.
structures which allow buyers and sellers to exchange any type of goods, services and information.
include jet fuel, diesel and heating oil.
global commitments to eradicate extreme poverty. They were agreed to by all the world’s countries and all the world’s leading development institutions in September 2000. For more information, click here.
includes all biomass with the exception of traditional biomass.
includes all types of renewables (such as wind and solar) with the exception of traditional biomass.
, also known as Implementing Agreements (of the IEA):
million barrels per day
miles per gallon
million metric tons
Million tons of coal equivalent
Million tons of oil equivalent