Montana leaders continue wind tradition, support PTC
The following article appeared in Thursday's edition of the Helena (Mont.) Independent Record and is reprinted here with the permission of the author, Jeff L. Fox.
Past and present, Montana a leader in wind energy
In 1927, long before President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his Rural Electrification Administration (REA) brought electricity to the countryside, Marcellus Jacobs from eastern Montana invented the three-bladed wind turbine for electricity production.
At night, the Jacobs family farm provided the best advertisement for the effectiveness of his new ...