New EIA report tracks U.S. energy use looking back to July 4, 1776
There are some government agencies you’ve just gotta love. The EIA is one of them. A newly published dataset tells why.

On the eve of the U.S.A.’s Independence Day celebration, the EIA published an overall history of energy in the U.S. from 1776 through today.

The founding fathers lived in an era that was very different from today, and their use of energy was no exception. Wood was the only fuel consumed in 1776, albeit at rates that are miniscule by today’s standards.

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