5.8 Energy Timeline

Timeline created by Kendrake
  • Steamboat

    Steamboat
    Robert Fulton successfully demonstrated his steamboat by making a run between New York City and Albany up the Hudson River.
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    Events in the History of Energy

  • Fuel Cell

    Fuel Cell
    William Robert Grove developed the first fuel cell,which he called a "gas voltaic battery", which priduced electrical energy combining hydrogen and oxygen.
  • Telephone

    Telephone
    Alexander Graham Bell invents the telephone, which relies on a steady stream of electricity. By 1900, nearly one milllion telephones are in the U.S.
  • Incandescent light bulb

    Incandescent light bulb
    Thomas Alva Edison creates the incandescent light bulb.
  • Landfilling

    Landfilling
    Landfilling is introduced and becomes a popular disposing method.
  • Greenhouse

    Greenhouse
    First commercial greenhouse with the use of geothermal energy in Boise, Idaho.
  • Wind Turbine

    Wind Turbine
    The first wind turbine to generate energy in Grandpa's Knob, Vermont.
  • E.P.A.

    E.P.A.
    The federal Environmental Protection Agency is created.
  • Heat Pump Power Generator

    Heat Pump Power Generator
    It's system was invented by Tim Pyron. It converts low grade heat to electricity.
  • Crude Oil

    Crude Oil
    Record high prices for crude oil in 2004.