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

jack black
Christina Ruzicka
Samuel Genovese
Ashley Ladiges
Adam Henne
Colin O'Malley
Joshua Cook
Wendy Low
Frank Gallagher
Matthew Ehlers
Heather Dulisse
Tim Nolan
Gabrielle Prince
Kasim Wallace
jack black
Patricia Neal
Nazirah Darden
20 signatures

Will you sign?

  • jack black
    signed 2020-01-17 08:51:45 -0500
    may
  • 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.
  • Joshua Cook
    signed 2020-01-12 20:32:27 -0500
  • 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
  • jack black
    signed 2019-11-15 01:01:30 -0500
    may
  • Patricia Neal
    signed 2019-11-14 21:45:39 -0500
  • Nazirah Darden
    signed 2019-11-13 19:22:43 -0500

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