Energy Events

Events

Water Energy Utilized

200 bc

Europeans use water to power mills

Wood

Approx. 1600 - Approx. 1850

Wood was used for energy from the beginning of time.
https://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.php?id=10

First Commercial Coal Production

1748

Richmond, VA starts coal mining for $

1st Time Natural Gas is Drilled

1821

The US dug a well specifically to obtain gas in NY.

Coal

1850 - 1950

Coal was the dominant form of energy sources.

Windmill Created

1900

Windmills built in Persia to pump water and grind grain

First Geothermal Plant

1921

The world's first geothermal plant is made in CA. https://alternativeenergy.procon.org/view.timeline.php?timelineID=000015

Natural Gas

1950 - Present

Petroleum

1950 - Present

Petroleum products used for energy.

Nuclear Energy

1970 - Present