The Wave Hub, the only commercial-scale test facility for wave power in the world, is sited off the North Cornwall coast and has the potential to underpin thousands of jobs in the region. But in a debate in the House of Commons, Andrew George, MP for St Ives, whose constituency includes the Wave Hub, warned it is “difficult” to scale wave devices up to a commercial level from the prototype machines being developed off the Scottish coast. And he said Energy Minister Greg Barker’s ambition to move from “individual projects to large-scale arrays” was “vital”.
The Lib Dem MP was speaking in a debate he secured on slashing damaging carbon emissions from energy production, known as decarbonisation.
Setting 'decarbonisation' target will encourage wave technology investors