Energy Used in the U.S.

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  • Disovery of Electricity

    Disovery of Electricity
    Ben Franklin finds out that lightning is electricity and paves the way for the development of electricity.
  • Electric motor

    Electric motor
    Invented by Michael Faraday
  • Lightbulb

    Invented by Thomas Edison
  • Hyrdoelectric power

    Hyrdoelectric power
    The first hydroelectric power plant opens in Wisconsin.
  • Hoover Dam

    Hoover Dam
    The first hydroelectric power plant to produce 1 million kilowatts
  • International Atomic Energy Commission.

    International Atomic Energy Commission.
    Established by the United Nations. It is the world's center of cooperation in the nuclear field.
  • The first gas turbine

    The first gas turbine
    The first gas turbine to pump natural gas was installed in Wilmar, Ark., by the Mississippi River Fuel Corporation of St. Louis, Mo.
  • Atomic Energy Act

    Atomic Energy Act
    President Dwight Eisenhower signs Atomic Energy Act for private use of nuclear energy.
  • Energy Star

    Energy Star
    ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. They identify and promote energy-efficient products to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. There was no official date but it was created in 1992.
  • President Bush signs bill

    President Bush signs bill
    President George Bush signs the comprehensive energy bill.