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Electricity

History, Structure Of The Industry, Modern Legislation And Regulation Of The Industry, Dangers And Liabilities

Electricity has been known since ancient times, but scientists could not make use of it safely until the eighteenth century. Thomas Edison's invention of the electric lightbulb in 1879 sparked the demand for electric power that continues to this day, ultimately resulting in the need for legislative and regulatory controls on the electric-power-generating industry.

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