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. For decades, Rochester residents have suffered rate hikes, shut offs in winter, power outages caused by a disastrously maintained grid, and poor service so that RG&E's shareholders can pocket millions in profit every year. 

  

 

809 signatures

By signing this petition, I support the call for an energy system that meets the needs of our communities instead of meeting the greed of distant investors and CEOs. Instead of the greedy RG&E corporation overcharging us for more dirty energy, I want a local and community-controlled public utility based on the principles of energy Democracy:

  • Affordable Rates; No More Unjust Shutoffs.
  • Transition to Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2030.
  • More Good-paying Union Jobs, and a Just Transition for Energy Workers.
  • Community Ownership of the Utility as a Cooperative Utility, with an elected Board of Directors, and a real say for ratepayers. 

Will you sign?

  • Edward Donnelly
    signed 2022-10-02 20:11:41 -0400
    Rochester used to have a locally owned gas and electric company. It is time to return to an option like our surrounding neighbors of Fairport, Ogden, Penn Yan, and others with a municipal power company.
  • Jonathan Cloud
    signed 2022-09-22 13:17:05 -0400
  • Britny Blake
    signed 2022-09-22 07:47:40 -0400
    RGE has been overcharging me since I moved to this location. I am a SINGLE woman with NO children, in other words, I live ALONE. My RGE bill is $705.63. 9-21-22 at 1pm a field representative is coming to do a trace out of the apartment. Which it may be something with the apartment, but I’m 90% sure this is RGE OVERCHARGING ME. I will let you know how this turns out.
  • Ben Chelemer
    signed 2022-09-21 15:16:01 -0400
  • Kristy Kelley
    signed 2022-09-18 23:54:41 -0400
  • Andrew Muscarella
    signed 2022-09-18 22:35:19 -0400
  • Katie Morey
    signed 2022-09-18 08:01:24 -0400
  • Dorothy Day
    signed 2022-09-17 07:45:30 -0400
  • Helena Fick
    signed 2022-09-15 21:16:43 -0400
  • John Cannon
    signed 2022-09-15 16:12:57 -0400
  • Jesse Pemberton
    signed 2022-09-08 10:29:55 -0400
  • Waleed Mohamed
    signed 2022-09-01 05:23:41 -0400
  • alyssa dawson
    signed 2022-08-31 10:29:07 -0400
  • James Alexander
    signed 2022-08-31 05:08:59 -0400
  • Nora Gefell
    signed 2022-08-31 04:38:33 -0400
  • Bekah Gaebel
    signed 2022-08-30 13:38:45 -0400
  • Elliot Vos
    signed 2022-08-30 11:18:10 -0400
  • June barnhart
    signed 2022-08-23 19:55:43 -0400
  • Wendy Ross
    signed 2022-08-22 16:51:15 -0400
  • Celia Petty
    signed 2022-08-22 16:16:02 -0400
  • Logan Abplanalp
    signed 2022-08-19 23:26:55 -0400
  • Tilor Hallquist
    signed 2022-07-20 17:05:08 -0400
  • Orezont Ragans
    signed 2022-07-20 17:00:28 -0400
  • Courtney Kristan
    signed 2022-07-18 16:25:59 -0400
  • Blanca Burns-Morales
    signed 2022-07-17 08:48:12 -0400
    Yo, fuck RG&E. Anything and everything we can be doing to bring Community controlled, renewable and affordable energy to Rochester is a must. Lets crumble RG&E, they’ve been abusing their customers for too long.
  • Matt Loman
    signed 2022-07-15 19:06:29 -0400
  • Justin Townsend
    signed 2022-07-15 13:44:28 -0400
  • Isaac Harris
    signed 2022-07-15 10:50:22 -0400
  • Andrew Dodd
    signed 2022-07-12 10:57:52 -0400
  • Keely Davis
    signed 2022-07-11 15:31:57 -0400

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