A new energy source was discovered on the day of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit entered a house full of followers of Jesus.
Two hundred years before the birth of Christ, coal mining started in China. Then, about 800 years later, the first windmill was constructed in Iran. Human beings have always needed power, and for centuries, they have pulled it from both the ground and the air.
Around the year 1700, the Maori people began to use geothermal power for cooking and heating. In 1868, the first modern solar power plant was built in Algiers. We think of geothermal and solar as being new technologies, but they’re not.
In 1859, the first oil well was drilled in Pennsylvania. This fueled the gas-powered automobile developed by Karl Benz in 1885. Oil and gas are at the heart of the internal combustion engines that have propelled cars and trucks ever since.
In 1908, the Blackhawk Generating Station was constructed in southern Wisconsin. It started off as a coal-fired power plant and was renovated in seven stages through the 20th century. Eventually, it generated electricity with power supplied by natural...
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