Nuclear phase-out possible for Japan?

SINGAPORE, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- A former chief of the International Energy Agency said he was doubtful that Japan could follow through on its plan to phase out nuclear power by 2040.

Southeast Asia to pursue nuclear power?

SINGAPORE, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- A number of Southeast Asian nations haven't ruled out nuclear power despite safety concerns after natural disasters in Japan led to a meltdown at a nuclear power plant.
IEA warns Merkel on nuclear decision

IEA warns Merkel on nuclear decision

BERLIN, May 23 (UPI) -- Germany threatens European energy security by pressing ahead with its plan to drop nuclear power, the director of the International Energy Agency, Nobuo Tanaka has said.

IEA focuses on domestic energy production

BUDAPEST, Hungary, May 4 (UPI) -- A focus on domestic energy options could eliminate exposure to supply disruptions for the European Union, the IEA said during a meeting in Hungary.
Cheap energy no more, IEA says

Cheap energy no more, IEA says

LUXEMBOURG, April 22 (UPI) -- The global energy sector will have to kick into high gear to meet soaring demand, the IEA said as it warned of the end of cheap energy.

IEA gives good marks for energy efficiency

BRUSSELS, April 14 (UPI) -- The international community is encouraged to "keep up the good work" in advancing energy efficiency polices, the International Energy Agency said from Brussels.

IEA sees energy future in smart grids

PARIS, April 4 (UPI) -- So-called smart grids need major deployment to achieve a more secure and sustainable future for energy, the IEA director said in Paris.
Former Dutch minister to head IEA

Former Dutch minister to head IEA

PARIS, March 11 (UPI) -- Former Dutch Economy Minister Maria van der Hoeven will become the new head of the International Energy Agency, the group said Friday.

Warsaw gets good review from IEA

PARIS, March 2 (UPI) -- Warsaw was commended for steps taken to enhance energy security but needs to put climate change at the top of its national agenda, an IEA report found.
Get moving on energy reform, IEA says

Get moving on energy reform, IEA says

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- World leaders need to look to unilateral energy initiatives because they can't wait for a global climate deal, the IEA executive director said in Abu Dhabi.

IEA director calls for action at Cancun

CANCUN, Mexico, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- There is no time to waste in finding a comprehensive environmental solution because the tab for green energy is rising, the IEA director said from Mexico.
Does Beijing hold key to energy security?

Does Beijing hold key to energy security?

LONDON, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- How China responds to energy security with its booming economy will have dramatic consequences for the rest of the world, the IEA leader said in London.

IEA sees growing energy appetite in Asia

SINGAPORE, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Countries in Southeast Asia are expected to have a greater appetite for energy than the rest of the world, the International Energy Agency said from Singapore.

Chile bids for membership in IEA

PARIS, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Membership for Chile in the IEA will help diversify and secure the country's energy sector, said IEA Executive Director Nobuo Tanaka.
IEA pushes electric vehicle use

IEA pushes electric vehicle use

PARIS, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- An agreement to launch a pilot project to promote the use of electric vehicles is the step needed to make clean vehicles a reality, the IEA said in Paris.
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This article is about a Japanese diplomat.

Nobuo Tanaka (田中 伸男, Tanaka Nobuo?, born 3 March 1950) is the Executive Director of the International Energy Agency. He was born on 3 March 1950 in Japan. He is graduated from the University of Tokyo in the field of economics in 1972, and has an MBA from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio (1979). In 1973 he began his career with the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan (METI). In 1989 he joined the OECD as the Deputy-Director for Science, Technology and Industry, and served in 1991-1995 as the Director for Science, Technology and Industry.

In 1995 he returned to METI where he served as Director for Industrial Finance Division and as Director for Policy Planning and Coordination Division. In 1998–2000 he was posted at the Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C., as Minister for Energy, Trade and Industry. After returning to Japan in 2000 he took a post of the Executive Vice President for the Research Institute of Economy Trade and Industry, and in 2002–2004 the post of the Director-General for the Multilateral Trade System Department of METI.

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