Energy and Environment
Any sensible national energy policy includes as many sources as possible. Think about it: If you have a retirement plan, you wouldn’t put all your money just in the stock market, would you? No! You’d diversify your portfolio. Energy is the same way. Yes, American energy use is based on fossil fuels, but it makes sense to derive our power from other sources such as wind, solar and geothermal.
The Fourth District is ripe for geothermal development. The principle is simple, and I can explain it in three sentences:
In winter, the ground is warmer than the air.
In summer, the ground is cooler than the air.
Using a network of water pipes, we can transfer energy from the ground to help heat and cool our homes.