This page provides definitions for commonly used phrases and acronyms within the Climate Action Data Portal.
|AFV||Alternative fuel vehicle. These include those classified as alternative fuel vehicles by the Department of Motor Vehicles. Alternative fuel types include battery electric, diesel, diesel hybrid, ethanol, fuel cell, gasoline, hybrid gas, plug-in hybrid, butane, compressed natural gas, methanol, methane, natural gas, and propane.|
|Behind-the-meter||Power (electricity) that can be used without passing through a meter (e.g., provided directly to home or business)|
|BTU||British thermal unit|
|CAP||climate action plan|
|CCA/CCE||Community Choice Aggregation/Community Choice Energy|
|Class 1 Bicycle Path||As used by SANDAG and identified in the California Highway Design Manual, these are paved right-of-way lanes physically separated from vehicle traffic but may be shared by other non-motorized modes, such as pedestrians. An example is the SR-56 Bike Path.|
|Class 2 Bicycle Lane||As used by SANDAG and identified in the California Highway Design Manual, Class 2 lanes are defined by pavement markings and signage used to allocate a portion of a roadway for exclusive or preferential bicycle travel.|
|Class 3 Bicycle Lane||As used by SANDAG and identified in the California Highway Design Manual, Class 3 lanes provide for shared use of the road between bicycles and vehicles and are only indicated by signage.|
|Class 4 Cycle Track||As used by SANDAG and identified in the California Highway Design Manual, Class 4 lanes are also known as cycle tracks, or protected bikeways. These are exclusive to bicycle use and fully separated from vehicular traffic as well as other non-motorized traffic. An example is the Class 4 cycle track in Downtown San Diego.|
|Electricity Emission Factor - Grid-only||
Each city may have a different grid-only electricity emission factor depending on the percentage of Direct Access customers supplied by other electric service providers through SDG&E's grid.
The emission factor does not take into account the behind-the meter PV supply. PV supply is assumed to have no emissions.
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
These are the number of chargers, or charging points, not just the number of stations. Each station typically has more than one charger. Each charger may have more than one plug-point.
|iCommute||the SANDAG TDM program|
|MMBTU||million British thermal units|
|MT CO2e||metric tons carbon dioxide equivalent|
|MTS||Metropolitan Transit System|
|NCTD||North County Transit District|
|O-D VMT||Origin-Destination vehicle miles traveled. These are all the miles traveled within a jurisdiction's boundaries plus the miles originating and ending in that jurisdiction divided by two. This satisfies the method of allocating VMT to jurisdictions under the ICLEI US Communities Protocol for GHG Inventories.|
|Power Your drive EVCS||Power Your Drive chargers were installed by SDG&E at workplaces and multi-family buildings. These are not available for general public use.|
|ReCAP||Regional Climate Action Planning Framework|
|Region-wide Average Vehicle Emission Rate||Based on EMFAC2017 model, average vehicle emission rate based on the VMT distribution of vehicle classes in the San Diego (SANDAG) region.|
|SANDAG||San Diego Association of Governments|
|SDG&E||San Diego Gas & Electric|
|TDM||transportation demand management|
|VMT||vehicle miles traveled|
|ZEV||Zero-emission vehicles include battery electric, plug in hybrid and fuel cell vehicles, as defined by CARB.|