MPs seek urgent boost for wave and tidal energy

The UK has "a unique opportunity to seize the lead and develop a world-class industry" in wave and tidal stream power, according to a report by the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee.1 But the MPs warn that without a rapid increase in funding for research and demonstration projects and a national prototype test centre, the UK's technological lead will be squandered and potentially huge export sales put at risk.

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