I want to replace RG&E with a local, community controlled public utility!

Did you know that we can vote out the foreign-owned corporation that owns and controls RG&E? RG&E is owned by a foreign multinational corporation called Iberdrola that extracts over $95 million in profits from our region every year. Rochester for Energy Democracy (RED) is Metro Justice’s campaign to replace foreign-owned RG&E in Monroe County into a not for profit, locally controlled public utility.

RG&E's track record speaks volumes—surprise billing, exorbitant rates, terrible customer service, and rising rates have plagued our community for far too long. In addition to being unresponsive to the needs of city residents, RG&E has all but ignored the impending climate crisis, continued to invest in fossil fuels, and lobbied against green energy policies. It's time for change.

  

 

1,476 signatures

By signing this petition, I support the call to replace RG&E with a locally owned and community controlled public utility that meets the needs of our communities instead of serving the greed of distant investors and CEOs. I want a public utility based on the principles of energy democracy:

  • Affordable Rates,
  • Local investment of ratepayer dollars to prioritize customer service and a reliable grid, 
  • A fast and equitable transition to zero greenhouse gas emissions, 
  • More good paying union jobs and a just transition for fossil fuel energy workers, 
  • Public ownership of the utility, where it is run by value-aligned general management and its current employees, governed by an elected Board of Directors, and has a real say for ratepayers. 

Will you sign?

  • Lori Genrich
    signed 2024-02-26 06:38:44 -0500
  • Tristano Korlou
    signed 2024-02-25 13:56:30 -0500
  • Loryl Stahl
    signed 2024-02-24 16:22:48 -0500
  • Linda Mangione
    signed 2024-02-24 15:21:47 -0500
  • Aaron Bliss
    signed 2024-02-24 13:42:10 -0500
  • Mary Ellen Liss
    signed 2024-02-24 08:30:42 -0500
  • Mark Frank
    signed 2024-02-24 08:29:00 -0500
  • Maeve McMahon
    signed 2024-02-23 12:42:02 -0500
  • Dylan Conte
    signed 2024-02-23 11:47:34 -0500
  • Keyana Ford
    signed 2024-02-21 12:11:41 -0500
  • salem mello
    signed 2024-02-20 13:44:50 -0500
  • Andrew Breazna
    signed 2024-02-16 08:37:32 -0500
  • Lucas Pritchard
    signed 2024-02-15 21:25:22 -0500
  • Amy Gagliano
    signed 2024-02-15 21:14:43 -0500
  • Josh Eldred
    signed 2024-02-15 20:00:26 -0500
  • Tammy Collins
    signed 2024-02-15 19:37:50 -0500
  • Stuart Westcott
    signed 2024-02-15 19:35:02 -0500
  • Kim Collins
    signed 2024-02-15 19:34:54 -0500
  • Michael Pirrall
    signed 2024-02-15 18:43:27 -0500
  • Marcy Casilio
    signed 2024-02-15 16:17:56 -0500
  • GenHua Zhong
    signed 2024-02-15 16:08:19 -0500
  • Mark Ozimek
    signed 2024-02-15 15:56:05 -0500
  • Douglas Bentley
    signed 2024-02-15 15:45:43 -0500
  • Cody Maines
    signed 2024-02-15 14:46:56 -0500
  • Robert McNamara
    signed 2024-02-15 14:14:25 -0500
  • Carolyn DeHority
    signed 2024-02-10 21:47:19 -0500
  • Barbara Astorga Schmidt
    signed 2024-02-09 11:53:06 -0500
  • Hannah Osborn
    signed 2024-02-09 10:39:59 -0500
  • Carmen Carestio
    signed 2024-02-08 16:34:45 -0500
  • Dawn Robinson
    signed 2024-02-07 15:38:20 -0500

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