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?

  • William Forrest
    signed 2020-07-03 11:09:40 -0400
  • Anna Siebach-Larsen
    signed 2020-06-30 17:36:40 -0400
  • Sierra Mendes
    signed 2020-06-30 16:12:42 -0400
  • Mark Westcott
    signed 2020-06-30 12:21:28 -0400
  • Rachel Rosen Simpson
    signed 2020-06-30 10:32:52 -0400
  • Genevieve Cromwell
    signed 2020-06-30 10:22:36 -0400
  • Mikayla Faas
    signed 2020-06-29 20:50:56 -0400
    Mikayla Faas
  • Ann Diehl
    signed 2020-06-29 19:19:04 -0400
  • Lisabeth Frarey
    signed 2020-06-29 11:57:06 -0400
  • Wade Keye
    signed 2020-06-25 18:14:58 -0400
  • Andrea Carvalho
    signed 2020-06-25 16:13:46 -0400
    Andrea Carvalho
  • Kenneth Barnum
    signed 2020-06-25 13:43:56 -0400
  • Stacey Santiago
    signed 2020-06-24 14:14:20 -0400
  • Margaret Shaw
    signed 2020-06-23 15:34:23 -0400
    I believe the climate emergency is absolutely urgent and I want to do something before falling in to despair. I’m ready to push for this.
  • MaryLee Miller
    signed 2020-06-23 08:58:43 -0400
  • Hannah Vreeland
    signed 2020-06-22 19:55:37 -0400
  • Robert Good
    signed 2020-06-22 19:06:12 -0400
    Robert G Good
  • Sabine Adler
    signed 2020-06-20 14:37:04 -0400
  • Cara Kulwicki
    signed 2020-06-19 17:58:11 -0400
  • Samantha Smith
    signed 2020-06-17 19:45:20 -0400
  • Summer Naugle
    signed 2020-06-17 17:31:14 -0400
  • William Bradley
    signed 2020-06-17 14:37:11 -0400
  • David Nixon
    signed 2020-06-17 14:00:15 -0400
    David’s Nixon
  • Melody Wollgren
    signed 2020-06-17 12:22:16 -0400
  • Nicholas Greenleaf
    signed 2020-06-17 12:05:09 -0400
    Nicholas Greenleaf
  • Haley Rotter
    signed 2020-06-17 11:21:48 -0400
  • Dennis Wienk
    signed 2020-06-17 11:02:08 -0400
  • Naomi Pless
    signed 2020-06-17 11:00:58 -0400
  • Stephanie Hare
    signed 2020-06-17 10:35:18 -0400
  • Qutisha Britt
    signed 2020-06-16 14:16:22 -0400
    Qutisha M Britt

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