Energy use in the US

  • Feb 3, 1000


    Cavemen harness fire thousands of years ago to cook and fend off predators along with providing heat. I couldnt get it to take B.C. but this was a very long time ago, 3000 B.C. or longer.
  • Coal

    First recorded of mapping coal in the US
  • Ben Franklen

    Ben Franklen
    Ben proved that static electricity and lighting were the same thing.
  • trains

    Coal is used in the 1800s to power trains across the US
  • Thomas Edison

    Thomas Edison
    Thomas Edison created the light bulb
  • Einstein

    Albert Einstein won the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics for his theories that explained the photoelectric effect.
  • Hoover Dam

    Hoover Dam
    The hoover dam is opeaned and produces130,000 kilowatts of electricity
  • Cars

    With the growing use of automobiles, oil became our most used energy source. This starts in the early 1900s but is still very present.
  • Wind Mills

    Wind Mills
    Wind generated electricity reached the 2,000 megawatt mark.
  • Ethanol

    As of March 2008, U.S. ethanol production capacity was at 7.2 billion gallons, with an additional 6.2 billion gallons of capacity under construction.