See link below regarding link to new report mandated by British Parliament on obstacles and opportunities for Britain to scale up wave energy.  The report, "Energy and Climate Change - Eleventh Report 
The Future of Marine Renewables in the UK," has several recommendations relevant to U.S. efforts to build a marine technology energy industry.

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201012/cmselect/cmenergy/1624/162402.htm