Energy Sources in the United States

Timeline created by sspangler
  • Coal Production

    Coal Production
    In Richmond, VA commercial production of coal first begins.
  • Natural Gas

    Natural Gas
    In Fredonia, NY the first natural gas well is drilled.
  • Windmill

    Windmill
    The windmill becomes popular as a water pumping tool for westerners and railroads.
  • Drill for Oil

    Drill for Oil
    In Titusville, Pennsylvania Edwin Drake first drills for oil.
  • Oil Source of Energy

    Oil Source of Energy
    With the inverntion of car's, the oil industry increases its production, making oil the most popular source of energy.
  • Geothermal Power Plant

    In California the world's first geothermal power plant is built.
  • Solar Cells

    Solar cells were first used for power by a U.S. satellite in orbit.
  • Hydrogen Power

    Congress passes act to stimulate development of hydrogen power.
  • Wind Energy

    U.S. announces first framework for development of wind energy.
  • Solar and Geothermal Energy

    Government gave $467 million dollars in funding was given for solar and geothermal energy.