My guess is the average person doesn't wake up each day and ask "how can I have more wind power"? However, I would guess there are a number of key legislators in Mass who may. Lots of money to pocket. They plan and plot for years. Nothing quite like free money.
The following, from several years ago, may be very revealing as to how much the everyday citizen in Massachusetts cares:
Some programs have not been as popular as expected, NStar CEO Thomas May added. NStar Green, the program under which Massachusetts consumers can pay a premium to ensure some of their electricity is generated by wind, has attracted only 8,000 NStar customers - less than 1 percent of the company’s 1.1 million electricity consumers, he said.
“We were a little disappointed that it was not greater,’’ May said. “Being the greenest state in the land of the free, we have a more educated audience, we have a more concerned, socially conscious audience. So we thought we would do better.’’
I would guess the every day resident of Massachusetts:
1. Probably hasn't given wind power much thought because they feel it has not threatened them personally; this is understandable as it's near impossible to be truly informed on every issue
2. Probably thinks wind is good based on all the propaganda coming from the wind industry, the government, the paid off environmental groups, schools K-12 & colleges and the Pravdaesque media
3. Clearly does not want to pay extra for wind as shown in this article where the NStar CEO says as much
4. Probably has no clue as to the long term cost ramifications of industrial wind and transmission
5. Almost certainly has no awareness that their fellow citizens in northern New England are overall very opposed to industrial wind; this is because every wind project or transmission line project tells Bay State residents that we are hungry for their business in Maine and we very much support these projects. (Who is "We", Justin Alfond?)
The government might also be called "Bufferment". How can Mass residents learn the truth if they are buffered from Maine residents' voices by corrupt legislators and their cabals in both states? It's like the Mafia and the Mafia probably takes lessons from the way it's done in government.