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?

  • Juliana Joyce
    signed 2022-05-04 12:44:03 -0400
  • Evan Zachary
    signed 2022-04-28 16:23:57 -0400
  • Cecilia Salomone
    signed 2022-04-28 12:52:01 -0400
  • Hannah Mummert
    signed 2022-04-28 12:50:07 -0400
  • Elise Hoffman
    signed 2022-04-28 00:00:28 -0400
  • Bonnie Cannan
    signed 2022-03-28 07:43:11 -0400
  • Matt Corona
    signed 2022-03-23 13:06:11 -0400
  • Sarah Venuti
    signed 2022-03-23 12:36:14 -0400
  • Kelly Spahr
    signed 2022-03-18 06:41:13 -0400
  • Maggie Cain
    signed 2022-03-18 05:54:49 -0400
  • Charles Schroder
    signed 2022-03-17 22:05:26 -0400
  • Courtney Klee
    signed 2022-03-17 20:32:31 -0400
  • Lorretta A Walker
    signed 2022-03-17 19:23:54 -0400
  • kathleen manigault
    signed 2022-03-17 19:21:33 -0400
  • Eri Thomas
    signed 2022-03-17 19:12:57 -0400
    I just moved to the city of Rochester. And dealing with RG&E to just my electric turned on was a nightmare. I had to submit a case to the state consumer of services. It was absurd. I was astonished at how little the RGE customer service knew and how little they communicated with other departments.
  • Sydney Goldstein
    signed 2022-03-07 15:35:26 -0500
  • Janet Dalke
    signed 2022-03-07 15:34:37 -0500
  • Jo Cummings
    signed 2022-02-26 14:47:32 -0500
  • Scout Morgan
    signed 2022-02-16 05:56:17 -0500
  • Aditi Prakash
    signed 2022-02-15 22:48:58 -0500
  • Alaikia Miller
    signed 2022-02-12 16:12:04 -0500
  • Mohini Sharma
    signed 2022-02-12 10:58:52 -0500
  • Tom Brady
    signed 2022-02-12 10:47:21 -0500
  • william mccoy
    signed 2022-02-12 10:21:47 -0500
  • Beata Gomulak-Cavicchio
    signed 2022-02-11 21:34:01 -0500
  • Rebecca Braiman
    signed 2022-02-11 19:46:02 -0500
  • Gail Mott
    signed 2022-02-11 17:06:00 -0500
  • Will Allen
    signed 2022-01-19 17:14:23 -0500
  • Lehna Kitzel
    signed 2022-01-01 17:43:42 -0500
  • Chiara Sapia
    signed 2021-12-17 08:27:18 -0500

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