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?

  • Connor Judd
    signed 2022-10-31 09:23:00 -0400
  • Patrick McCabe
    signed 2022-10-31 07:51:15 -0400
  • Erin Corcoran
    signed 2022-10-30 22:15:52 -0400
  • Eric M Moore
    signed 2022-10-30 18:39:40 -0400
  • Molly Zientek
    signed 2022-10-29 14:56:09 -0400
  • Keith Mayfield
    signed 2022-10-29 11:10:34 -0400
  • Alexis Mayfield
    signed 2022-10-29 07:35:08 -0400
  • Amber Gibbs
    signed 2022-10-28 16:29:16 -0400
  • Marynan Tapia
    signed 2022-10-28 15:56:16 -0400
  • Sandra Mayfield
    signed 2022-10-28 15:49:10 -0400
  • Ryan Griffith
    signed 2022-10-28 14:57:46 -0400
  • Marcy Richer
    signed 2022-10-28 13:24:26 -0400
    I am in and will do what I can!
  • Richard Orlando
    signed 2022-10-28 12:19:56 -0400
    I also received incredibly high bill in the thousands. I can’t afford to pay this and they’re going to threaten to turn my heat off. Who can I call, New York State energy commission ?

    Their customer service is a joke. I’m on hold for hours and there’s no results. They say they’re going to get back to me and they never do. I even called to have my meter read and they never came and read it and now I have to pay thousands
  • Jason Brannigan
    signed 2022-10-28 06:42:16 -0400
  • Amanda Rao
    signed 2022-10-27 20:17:15 -0400
  • Joma Slone
    signed 2022-10-27 19:46:13 -0400
  • Bryanna Patterson
    signed 2022-10-27 19:43:42 -0400
  • Elainne Martinez
    signed 2022-10-27 19:36:43 -0400
  • Kate Caven
    signed 2022-10-27 18:14:44 -0400
  • Andrew Dodd
    signed 2022-10-27 15:35:03 -0400
  • Kayla Carpitella
    signed 2022-10-26 09:54:06 -0400
  • Margaret Jones
    signed 2022-10-25 21:53:24 -0400
  • Mary Lester
    signed 2022-10-22 11:13:57 -0400
  • Jasmin Reggler
    signed 2022-10-20 16:26:39 -0400
    I have been speaking against RG&E at PSC meetings since 2016. I’m glad there is an organization fighting them as well. My time is limited but I would like to help in anyway I can.
  • Jeremy Robinson
    signed 2022-10-20 07:13:04 -0400
  • Kinra Johnson
    signed 2022-10-19 20:15:21 -0400
  • Gregory Lebens-Higgins
    signed 2022-10-19 19:16:25 -0400
    Power for the People!
  • Catherine Tisa
    signed 2022-10-19 11:12:39 -0400
  • Allison Stewart
    signed 2022-10-19 01:13:05 -0400
  • Rachel Montpelier
    signed 2022-10-18 20:51:15 -0400

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