8 February 2013 – The International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) recently launched the world’s first atlas on clean energy which will offer open-access information on countries’ renewable energy potential.

"The Global Atlas is the largest ever initiative to help countries assess their renewable energy potential, and companies bringing together data and maps from leading technical institutes and private companies worldwide," Irena says."It currently charts solar and wind resources, and will expand to other forms of renewable energy over 2013 and 2014."