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. 

  

 

899 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?

  • shine deharder
    signed 2022-12-01 22:32:59 -0500
  • Lydia Crim
    signed 2022-11-29 13:16:23 -0500
  • Victoria Vallone
    signed via 2022-11-29 12:06:52 -0500
  • Patricia Reinhardt
    signed 2022-11-29 11:02:27 -0500
  • sharon peck
    signed via 2022-11-29 09:23:47 -0500
  • Ericka Miller
    signed 2022-11-29 06:24:24 -0500
  • Mike Stenzel
    signed via 2022-11-29 06:03:10 -0500
  • Dawn Borch
    signed 2022-11-28 16:28:40 -0500
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  • Rachel Heberling
    signed 2022-11-28 13:40:33 -0500
  • Adam Pastecki
    signed 2022-11-27 21:48:22 -0500
  • Fred Rion
    signed 2022-11-27 00:28:30 -0500
  • chris dalcin
    signed 2022-11-25 12:38:07 -0500
  • Chris Coleman
    signed 2022-11-21 13:09:48 -0500
  • Kristal Haines
    signed 2022-11-20 15:03:54 -0500
  • Cara Guth
    signed 2022-11-17 11:20:37 -0500
  • Neil Grayson
    signed 2022-11-17 10:19:44 -0500
  • Arun Thung
    signed 2022-11-15 21:40:20 -0500
  • Sandy Morales
    signed 2022-11-15 10:41:13 -0500
  • jeffrey Phillips
    signed 2022-11-10 15:22:03 -0500
  • Rachael Pepper
    signed 2022-11-10 11:10:23 -0500
  • Sydney Collins
    signed 2022-11-08 13:42:57 -0500
  • Jake Annal
    signed 2022-11-07 21:05:56 -0500
  • Bernard Alston
    signed via 2022-11-07 09:58:45 -0500
  • Alex Bacon
    signed via 2022-11-07 09:53:32 -0500
  • Raven Reynolds
    signed 2022-11-07 09:35:40 -0500
  • Brady Fergusson
    signed 2022-11-05 17:12:22 -0400
  • Ambre Rupp
    signed 2022-11-02 12:07:42 -0400
  • Beal St. George
    signed 2022-11-01 18:30:50 -0400
  • Eileen Rehn
    signed 2022-11-01 15:23:12 -0400
  • Jennifer Melendez
    signed 2022-10-31 10:17:18 -0400

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