The Carbon Trust has released analysis claiming that the UK could capture a quarter of the global marine energy market, adding £76bn to the UK economy and generating over 68,000 jobs. Latest estimates suggest that total marine energy capacity could be 27.5GW in the UK by 2050. The UK currently hosts around 35 of the world's 120–130 wave energy and tidal stream device developers. The Carbon Trust director of innovations, Benj Sykes, called on the UK to cement its “early mover advantage”.