I want a public utility and community-owned clean energy in Rochester, NY.

 

Our current energy system is ruled by for-profit oil and gas companies, and for-profit utility corporations like Rochester Gas & Electric (RG&E). As a result, we pay expensive energy bills while the continued use of fossil fuels pushes us towards catastrophic environmental damage that jeopardizes our futures. In fact, RG&E must charge rates that guarantee its investors a 9% profit margin. That means in 2018, RG&E made $595 million in profit by charging residents like us extortionate rates, neglecting grid infrastructure, continued investment in fossil fuel, and shutting people’s power off when they could not afford their inflated bills. We’ve had enough.

We call for an energy system that meets the needs of our communities instead of meeting the greed of distant investors and CEOs. We call for a shift to 100% clean and renewable energy. We believe this is possible if we build a community owned and operated energy economy. Rochester residents should get a say in what energy we use, where we get it, what we pay, and how that money can be used to benefit our community. That is why I support replacing RG&E with a public utility and community-owned clean energy projects.

Who's signing

Kris Pikul
Deborah McKinzie
Christin Babcock
Sarah Shapley
Christopher McCamic
Evan Zachary
Joshua Cook
jack black
Matthew Witten
Laura Rowley
Brady Fletcher
Elizabeth Henderson
Shannon Coughlin
Jessica R S
Bill McCoy
Christina Ruzicka
Samuel Genovese
Ashley Ladiges
Adam Henne
Colin O'Malley
Wendy Low
Frank Gallagher
Matthew Ehlers
Heather Dulisse
Tim Nolan
Gabrielle Prince
Kasim Wallace
Patricia Neal
Nazirah Darden
34 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Kris Pikul
    signed 2020-04-04 22:08:39 -0400
  • Deborah McKinzie
    signed 2020-03-23 13:34:50 -0400
  • Christin Babcock
    signed 2020-03-20 17:12:42 -0400
    Christin Babcock
  • Sarah Shapley
    signed 2020-03-16 15:12:27 -0400
  • Christopher McCamic
    signed 2020-03-04 20:30:44 -0500
    Christopher McCamic
  • Evan Zachary
    signed 2020-02-19 13:10:04 -0500
  • Joshua Cook
    signed 2020-02-18 18:59:07 -0500
  • jack black
    signed 2020-02-16 03:20:00 -0500
    may
  • Matthew Witten
    signed 2020-02-14 15:41:54 -0500
  • Laura Rowley
    signed 2020-02-14 06:28:40 -0500
  • Brady Fletcher
    signed 2020-02-11 14:26:57 -0500
  • Elizabeth Henderson
    signed 2020-02-07 13:59:47 -0500
    Time to get off fossil fuels and shift to a community controlled clean and renewable energy system.
  • Shannon Coughlin
    signed 2020-02-06 15:26:00 -0500
    Shannon Coughlin
  • Jessica R S
    signed 2020-01-30 23:40:03 -0500
  • Bill McCoy
    signed 2020-01-20 10:47:16 -0500
  • Christina Ruzicka
    signed 2020-01-14 22:27:02 -0500
  • Samuel Genovese
    signed 2020-01-14 20:43:01 -0500
    Samuel L Genovese
  • Ashley Ladiges
    signed 2020-01-14 17:35:44 -0500
  • Adam Henne
    signed 2020-01-13 19:51:45 -0500
  • Colin O'Malley
    signed 2020-01-13 13:36:50 -0500
    Private utilities will never respond to the climate crisis at the critical pace needed to actually have an impact, it’s contrary to their profit-driven nature. We need public utilities if we have any hope of pushing back the climate crisis. If we had meaningful energy democracy we would have made significant gains in the fight against climate change years ago.
  • Wendy Low
    signed 2020-01-04 19:08:06 -0500
  • Frank Gallagher
    signed 2020-01-03 13:15:19 -0500
  • Matthew Ehlers
    signed 2019-12-31 09:50:39 -0500
  • Heather Dulisse
    signed 2019-12-30 15:17:35 -0500
    Heather Dulisse
  • Tim Nolan
    signed 2019-12-21 17:01:28 -0500
  • Gabrielle Prince
    signed 2019-12-11 11:10:28 -0500
  • Kasim Wallace
    signed 2019-12-11 09:55:04 -0500
  • Patricia Neal
    signed 2019-11-14 21:45:39 -0500
  • Nazirah Darden
    signed 2019-11-13 19:22:43 -0500

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