Energy Use in the United States

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  • Production of Coal

    Production of Coal
    Near Richmond, Virginia the commercial production of coal began.
  • Electricty Discover

    Electricty Discover
    Benjamin Franklin discovered electricty while flying a kite with his son during a thunderstorm.
  • Hydroelectricty

    The first hydroelectric power station opens in Wisconsin. It created electricty from the energy of running water.
  • Household Lighting

    Household Lighting
    Tomas Edison started the first coal-fired pwer plant in NYC. It supplied electricty for household lighting.
  • Windmill

    The first large windmill wo generate electricty was built in Cleveland.
  • First Car

    First Car
    Henry Ford introduced the first successful car. The car ran on gasoline or on an ethanol fuel.
  • Gas plant

    Gas plant
    The first liquiefied natural gas plant opened in West Virginia.
  • Solar power

    Solar power
    Researchers invent the first photovoltaic cells that convert solar energy into electricity.
  • Nuclear Power

    Nuclear Power
    The first commercial nuclear power plant goed into service. The plant, located in Shippinport, Pennsylvania, produced enery by splitting atooms of uranium.
  • Geothermal energy

    Geothermal energy
    The country's first large scale geothermal energy plant begins operation.