Poll: 84% of Massachusetts residents want clean energy choice
Massachusetts residents overwhelmingly want to be able to choose their energy supplier, choose clean energy and want more renewable energy in the state’s power system, according to a new poll.
Support for clean energy choice cut across the typical partisan divide with both Republicans and Democrats overwhelmingly agreeing that they want to be able to choose clean energy, the poll commissioned by CleanChoice Energy found.
CleanChoice is a renewable energy company providing 100 percent clean electricity. SurveyUSA interviewed 550 Massachusetts adults who rent or own their home, pay their utility bills and have at least some input on the household choice of their utility company.
To date, CleanChoice Energy has helped residents across Massachusetts reduce air and carbon pollution by 142 million pounds by switching to 100 percent renewable energy.
Highlights from the new survey:
· 84 percent of Massachusetts residents want to be able to choose clean, renewable energy as a source for their home.
· 83 percent of Bay Staters want to be able to choose who provides their electricity.
· 74 percent of Massachusetts residents would be interested in 100 percent of their electricity being renewable energy if provided the option.
· 81 percent of residents want the right to choose an alternative provider even if their city or town has selected a provider through a municipal aggregation program.
· Bay State residents overwhelmingly support the Renewable Energy Service Company (RESCO) model for clean energy delivery (77 percent), more than rooftop solar (48 percent) and other home efficiency products and smart thermostats (68 percent).