Nuclear

The Japanese national and former diplomat took over the IEA’s director general role in 2009. He was a strong opponent of nuclear proliferation and played a role in the tense negotiations with Iran
Cogeneration

Back in the 1980s and 1990s, the twin forces of privatization and deregulation of public infrastructure services ascended to a global paradigm of progress and development. Government management of services such as telecommunications, transportation, water, and energy was deemed inefficient, underperforming, and monopolistic. Private industry – accountable to the profits and losses of an open market and, thus, believed more efficient than government – was proclaimed the better way for consumer choice and a more efficient use of taxpayers’ expenses.