Energy in the US

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  • Coal-gas is sold

    Coal-gas is sold
  • Commercial Oil Drilling Begins

    Commercial Oil Drilling Begins
  • First Hydroelectic Central Station

    First Hydroelectic Central Station
    On September 30, 1882, the first centrally located electric lighting system using the Edison system in the West and the first hydroelectric central station in the world began operation on the Fox River in Appleton, Wisconsin.
  • First wind turbine in America

    First wind turbine in America
    Charles F. Brush built the first automatically operated wind turbine Cleaveland, Ohio. It was 60 feet tall, and weighed 80,000 pounds.
  • "Powerful Bombs"

    "Powerful Bombs"
    Albert Einstein writes to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, telling him the importance of research on nuclear reactions and the possibility that research might lead to developing powerful bombs.
  • Uranium Bomb

    Uranium Bomb
    The gun model uranium bomb, called Little Boy, is dropped on Hiroshima, Japan.
  • Oil is the most used source of energy

    Oil is the most used source of energy
    Thanks to the popularity of cars, oil becomes the most used source of energy.
  • First Nuclear Reactor

    First Nuclear Reactor
    World's first nuclear reactor for commercial power is in Shippingport, PA.
  • First Secretary of Energy

    First Secretary of Energy
    James R. Schlesinger is sworn in as first Secretary of Energy.
  • Geothermal Power Plant

    Geothermal Power Plant
    California's geothermal power plants provided 54.9% of the State’s electricity.