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. 

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 democratic public utility based on the principles of energy Democracy:

  • Affordable Rates, No More Shutoffs
  • Transition to Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2030
  • More Union Jobs and a Just Transition for Energy Workers
  • Community Ownership as a Cooperative Utility, with an elected Board of Directors


Who's signing

Laura Rowley
Brady Fletcher
Elizabeth Henderson
Shannon Coughlin
Jessica R Semon
Bill McCoy
Christina Ruzicka
Samuel Genovese
Ashley Messer
Adam Henne
Colin O'Malley
Wendy Low
Robin Gallagher
Matthew Ehlers
Heather Dulisse
Tim Nolan
Gabrielle Prince
Kasim Wallace
Patricia Neal
Nazirah Darden
174 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Laura Rowley
    signed 2020-02-14 06:28:40 -0500
  • Brady Fletcher
    signed 2020-02-11 14:26:57 -0500
  • Elizabeth Henderson
    signed 2020-02-07 13:59:47 -0500
    Time to get off fossil fuels and shift to a community controlled clean and renewable energy system.
  • Shannon Coughlin
    signed 2020-02-06 15:26:00 -0500
    Shannon Coughlin
  • Jessica R Semon
    signed 2020-01-30 23:40:03 -0500
  • Bill McCoy
    signed 2020-01-20 10:47:16 -0500
  • Christina Ruzicka
    signed 2020-01-14 22:27:02 -0500
  • Samuel Genovese
    signed 2020-01-14 20:43:01 -0500
    Samuel L Genovese
  • Ashley Messer
    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.
  • Wendy Low
    signed 2020-01-04 19:08:06 -0500
  • Robin 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
  • Patricia Neal
    signed 2019-11-14 21:45:39 -0500
  • Nazirah Darden
    signed 2019-11-13 19:22:43 -0500

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