We could be enjoying its benefits now if the last government had not abandoned it, in order to pursue Margaret Thatcher's ambition of building 10 pressurised water reactors in 10 years.
The research into wave power has been done. One neglected device, the invention of Sir Christopher Cockerell, is an articulated raft which was tested successfully in the Solent as long ago as 1978, with an energy minister on board. It could be mass-produced now, if the will exists.
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