Rhode Island should never become the “Silicon Valley” of offshore wind. Even with the good-paying jobs, that energy form possesses the worst economic profile of electricity sources. As consumers, we’re being guilted into accepting the highest electricity costs to save the environment.

Gov. Gina Raimondo would be much, much smarter if she made Rhode Island the "Silicon Valley" of small modular nuclear reactors. No cooling towers, a tiny environmental footprint producing more electricity than hundreds of maintenance-heavy offshore turbines, almost zero nuclear fuel waste, and the cheapest electricity.

Rather than inevitably importing them from China, the United States, and the world, should look to Rhode Island as the primary producer of the best, most logical solution to global warming.

Paul M. Stein