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?

  • 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
  • Keely Davis
    signed 2022-07-11 15:31:57 -0400
  • Jeff Albaral
    signed 2022-07-11 15:30:32 -0400
  • Heather Simon
    signed 2022-07-05 17:25:32 -0400
  • nb tester
    signed 2022-07-05 14:02:59 -0400
  • Ryan Van Voorhis
    signed 2022-07-05 13:38:05 -0400
  • Diane Sheffield
    signed 2022-06-29 19:26:55 -0400
  • Jeffrey Fose
    signed via 2022-06-27 15:44:36 -0400
  • Apollo Chastain
    signed 2022-06-26 14:16:35 -0400
  • Sean Flannery
    signed 2022-06-23 16:44:08 -0400
    Emphatically lending my support for this initiative and look forward to its success!
  • Maria B Quagliana
    signed 2022-06-22 12:31:24 -0400
  • Julie Miller
    signed 2022-06-20 20:23:43 -0400
  • Indira Ct
    signed 2022-06-20 20:17:35 -0400
  • Alexis Farugia
    signed 2022-06-01 10:51:20 -0400
  • Jamie Davis
    signed 2022-05-31 11:08:46 -0400
  • Veronica Skowronski
    signed 2022-05-20 12:09:47 -0400
  • Madeline Lathrop
    signed 2022-05-19 18:42:38 -0400
  • Megan miller
    signed 2022-05-16 00:35:23 -0400
  • Tracy Pakusch
    signed 2022-05-12 20:00:23 -0400
  • Scott Flaherty
    signed 2022-05-12 18:23:10 -0400
  • Beverly Roberts
    signed 2022-05-07 13:20:35 -0400

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