THE INCREASING DEMAND OF ENERGY SINCE THE 18TH CENTURY

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In History
  • James Watt invents an improved steam engine

    One Sunday in 1765, Watt was struck by the idea that was to spark the Industrial Revolution. Walking in a park near the Clyde, he suddenly he realised how he could make the standard Newcomen steam engine more efficient. He could use a separate chamber to condense steam without cooling the rest of the engine.
  • The opening of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway

    The Liverpool and Manchester Railway (L&M) opened on 15 September 1830. Work on the L&M had begun in the 1820s, to connect the major industrial city of Manchester with the nearest deep water port at the Port of Liverpool, 35 miles (56 km) away.
  • First oil well is drilled in Titusville

    Drake to drill an oil well in Titusville, Pennsylvania, which produced oil on Aug. 27, 1859. The well was drilled to a depth of 69.5 feet, and it initially produced 25 barrels a day, the first well to produce oil in commercial quantities.
  • Siemens built the first electric train

    The first electric passenger train was presented by Werner von Siemens at Berlin in 1879. The locomotive was driven by a 2.2 kW, series-wound motor, and the train, consisting of the locomotive and three cars, reached a speed of 13 km/h
  • Edison lights up a street in Menlo Park using incandescents light bulb

    Thomas Edison demonstrates incandescent light. In the first public demonstration of his incandescent lightbulb, American inventor Thomas Alva Edison lights up a street in Menlo Park, New Jersey. By 1869, he was pursuing invention full-time and in 1876 moved into a laboratory and machine shop in Menlo Park, New Jersey.
  • First electric street in Salamanca

  • Karl Benz designed the world,s first automobile

    Based on his experience with, and fondness for, bicycles, he used similar technology when he created an automobile. It featured wire wheels (unlike carriages' wooden ones) [9] with a four-stroke engine of his own design between the rear wheels, with a very advanced coil ignition[10] and evaporative cooling rather than a radiator.[10] Power was transmitted by means of two roller chains to the rear axle. Karl Benz finished his creation in 1885 and named it "Benz Patent Motorwagen".
  • One of the first hydroelecrtic power plant inaugurated in Niagara Falls

    Nikola Tesla and George Westinghouse built the first hydro-electric power plant in Niagara Falls and started the electrification of the world. Adam's Power Station, the only remains of the old Niagara Falls Power Plant, may become a science museum.
  • World´s first nuclear power station built in Obnisk

    On June 26, 1954, at Obninsk, Russia, the nuclear power plant APS-1 with a net electrical output of 5 MW was connected to the power grid, the world's first nuclear power plant that generated electricity for commercial use. The science city of Obnisk is located at about 100 km southwest of Moscow.
  • Spain´s first nuclear power plant

    The first Spanish nuclear power plant: José Cabrera. On July 17th, 1968, only five years after a group of companies and visionary professionals led the launching of nuclear energy in Spain, and three and a half years after construction started, the José Cabrera Nuclear Plant, also known as Zorita, began its operation.
  • The world´s worst nuclear accident happened at the Chernobyl plant

    The Chernobyl disaster was a nuclear accident that occurred on Saturday 26 April 1986, at the No. 4 reactor in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, near the city of Pripyat in the north of the Ukrainian SSR.The accident started during a safety test on an RBMK-type nuclear reactor, which was commonly used throughout the Soviet Union. The test was a simulation of an electrical power outage.