The history of energy

Events

Chinese start mining petroleum for lamps

1 AD

Europeans build wheels in the river to power homes

200 AD

British figure out how to make coal into a coke which makes it a major power source

1600 - 1700

First ever natural gas well is made in Fredonia, N.Y.

1820

Based on Micheal Faraday's discoveries, the electric generator is deployed

1830

First oil well is made in Titusville, P.A

1850

Nikola Tesla invents the first AC electric generator which becomes standard around the world

1880 - 1890

Discovery of the world's largest oil field in Saudi Arabia

1948

Scientists begin to figure out that burning fossil fuels is causing the climate change

1980

Production of oil barrels peaks at 70 billion barrels per day

2000