History Of Energy

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Mongolian Empire Uses Biomass and Horses as Transportation

1206 - 1368

United Province Uses Wind and Biomass

1581 - 1795

Whale Oil Used For Lamps

1700 - 1800

Coal and Kerosene Developed As British Empire Arises

1800

First Viable Use of Ethanol Created

1836

Edwin Drake Discovers Petroleum In United States

1850

Nicolas Otto Invents Internal Combustion Engine Using Ethanol

1860

Ethanol Taxed Heavily During the Civil War

1862 - 1906

Henry Ford Invents the First Automobile

1869

WWI Starts and Ethanol/Gasoline Production Increases

1917

Ethanol No Longer Used as Fuel Additive

1920

WWII Causes Spike In Ethanol Production for Rubber

1941

Oil Embargo Placed on US During Israeli-Arabian War

1974

South Dakota State Explores Domestic Sources of Renewable Energy

1978

Iranian Revolution and Iraq and Iran War Creates Oil Importing Problems

1979 - 1980

Bio-diesel Becomes Possible and Usable

1988

Persian Gulf War Creates a Small Rise In Oil Prices

1990

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