Gaston Plante powered a car with a lead-acid battery.
Thomas Edison's "first" light bulb was an extremely inefficient incandescent bulb.
After Edison's discoveries, the Edison Electric Light Station was built in London.
The Hoover Dam was built in 1935. It's construction happened during the great depression to employ people. It was a major hydroelectric energy source and it controlled floods in the region.
The wind turbine was invented in Vermont by Palmer Putnam
The first human made nuclear reaction occurred in the Chicago Pile-1.
The first atomic weapon utilized nuclear fission. Splitting the atom produced super large amounts of energy.
Bell Labs creates the first practical silicon solar cells. These were somewhat affordable and efficient.
China constructs the world's largest hydroelectric power plant.
This bill put a cap on the amount of greenhouse gas American energy sources could produce each year.