Energy used by humans

Events

247,983 BCE Beginning of energy usage

200000 BCE

57,983 BCE First record boat usage

57,983 BCE

52,983 BCE First record of sail boat

52,983 BCE

9,983 BCE Domesticated animals power used

9,983 BCE

183 BCE Earliest vertical water wheel

183 BCE

617 Persian used windmills

617

1600 Wood became scarce in Europe

1600

1700 Steam engine invention

1700

1750 to now Energy consumption per person increased by 15 times

1750 - 2017

1810 to 1910 Coal production grew 100 time

1810 - 1910

1853 Kerosene made from crude oil

1853

1859 First modern oil well

1859

1880 to 1990 Crude oil increase 300 times

1880 - 1990

1880 to 1990 natural gas production increased 1,000 times

1880 - 1990

1880 steam-turbine power plants and hydroelectric plants produced electricity

Approx. 1880

1888 First car invented

1888

1900 Small engines developed for road vehicles

Approx. 1900

1900 steam engines 30 times more powerful and 10 times more efficient than those designed in 1800

Approx. 1900

1910 to 1990 coal production grew 5 times

1910 - 1990

1927 to 1958 Oil fields discovered in Persion Gulf Region

1927 - 1958

1940 to 1950 Cost of power dropped due to petroleum supplies developed

1940 - 1950

1947 consumption of petroleum and natural gas exceeded that of coal

1947

1950 nuclear energy was first used

1950