The Global View

Wave power sparks gold rush


Yeee-har! Thar’s gold in them thar stretches of coastline!

Apparently, the promise of future wealth from wave power is prompting Americans to stake their claim to bits of ocean front.

Instead of the right to wade through a metre or two of dirt in the hope of finding a flake of precious metal, today’s prospectors get a stretch of sea in which to spend three year’s studying and testing wave power. has the full details here.