Energy Use in the US

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    Energy Use in the US

  • First Natural Gas Well Dug

    First Natural Gas Well Dug
    William Hart dug the first natural gas well in the United States in Fredonia, New York. He is known as the "father of natural gas" in America.
  • First Commercial Oil Well

    First Commercial Oil Well
    This well is located in Pennsylvania and was dug by Edwin Drake.
  • First Electric Plant

    First Electric Plant
    Thomas Edison built the first electric plant in America in New York.
  • First Windmill to Generate Electricity

    First Windmill to Generate Electricity
    This windmill is located in Cleveland, Ohio. At full speed, it rotated 500 times per minute and generated 12,000 watts.
  • Spindletop Oil Field: Birth of Modern Oil

    Spindletop Oil Field: Birth of Modern Oil
    Spindletop Oil Field in Texas is the birth of the oil industry.
  • World's First Geothermal Plant

    World's First Geothermal Plant
    The world's first geothermal plant was built in California.
  • World's Largest Hydroelectric Power Plant

    World's Largest Hydroelectric Power Plant
    The Hoover Dam, located on the Colorado River in Arizona, is the world's largest hydroelectric power plant.
  • First Nuclear Power Plant to Successfully Generate Electricity

    First Nuclear Power Plant to Successfully Generate Electricity
    This power plant in Idaho brought a whole new industry to America that is now meeting the world's needs.
  • Santa Barbara Oil Spill

    Santa Barbara Oil Spill
    Union Oil's well blew, leaking 235,000 gallons of oil for 800 miles. This event, known as the Santa Barbara Oil Spill,brought a lot of lawsuits and attention to Union Oil.
  • World's First Wind Farm

    World's First Wind Farm
    The world's first wind farm is built in New Hampshire. It is composed of 20 wind turbines.