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?

  • Sophia Alesi
    signed via 2020-11-23 23:21:14 -0500
  • Joshua Greene
    signed 2020-11-23 23:11:46 -0500
  • Jenna Curcio
    signed 2020-11-23 22:52:37 -0500
  • Emily McIntyre
    signed 2020-11-23 22:32:12 -0500
  • Mitchel Burnell
    signed 2020-11-23 22:03:58 -0500
    Decarbonize our utilities!
  • Kathryn Gardner
    signed 2020-11-23 22:01:18 -0500
  • Chris Locke
    signed 2020-11-23 20:43:43 -0500
  • Emma Reynolds
    signed 2020-11-23 20:26:06 -0500
  • Mitchell Jones
    signed 2020-11-23 20:25:07 -0500
  • Gail Weiser
    signed 2020-10-15 05:23:50 -0400
  • Evelyn Evans
    signed 2020-09-17 18:49:43 -0400
    EVELYN B EVANS
  • eve botelho
    signed 2020-09-04 14:05:46 -0400
  • Nelson S.
    signed 2020-08-14 23:39:56 -0400
  • Jeffrey Nieznanski
    signed 2020-08-14 22:01:43 -0400
  • Robert Remley
    signed 2020-08-14 21:48:54 -0400
  • Richard Hanford
    signed 2020-08-10 18:49:51 -0400
    Richard Hanford
  • Charlene Sommers
    signed 2020-08-10 12:50:42 -0400
  • Jennifer Grow
    signed 2020-08-07 07:50:03 -0400
  • John Heister
    signed 2020-08-07 07:20:12 -0400
  • Robert MacFarlane
    signed 2020-08-06 21:37:33 -0400
  • Nadine Morsch
    signed 2020-08-06 18:11:32 -0400
    Now is the time to stand up for economic justice. We are the ones who get to decide what our legislative priorities should be. To ensure a bright future for our entire community, meeting the basic human needs of those most vulnerable is beyond commonsense, it is the only moral path forward in a post-pandemic world.

    Light & Solidarity,

    Rev. Nadine Morsch
  • Mollie Traub
    signed 2020-08-06 17:47:58 -0400
  • Kathryn Howard
    signed 2020-08-06 16:42:38 -0400
  • Gary Thomas SR
    signed 2020-08-06 16:26:13 -0400
  • Marcus Ebenhoe
    signed 2020-08-04 12:26:41 -0400
    Marcus Ebenhoe
  • Teresa&Robert Riley
    signed 2020-08-04 10:50:15 -0400
    Teresa BarnwellRiley
  • Rachel Muto
    signed 2020-08-03 20:26:51 -0400
  • Erin Crowley
    signed 2020-08-03 20:12:53 -0400
  • Richard Codding
    signed 2020-08-03 11:15:17 -0400
    I am interested in learning more about this initiative . I am a member of RPCC and CCL
  • John Keevert
    signed 2020-07-31 16:35:50 -0400

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