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

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.

  

 

1,694 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?

  • Elizabeth Larter
    signed 2024-06-15 16:19:26 -0400
  • Brandy Arias
    signed 2024-06-15 14:37:27 -0400
  • Susan Williams
    signed 2024-06-15 14:37:04 -0400
    Keep our utility OPERATED LOCALLY!!
  • Barbara Green
    signed 2024-06-12 15:49:21 -0400
  • Asimi Coleman
    signed 2024-06-01 12:33:01 -0400
  • Zade Ladd
    signed 2024-06-01 12:31:30 -0400
  • Dan Hoffman
    signed 2024-06-01 12:29:19 -0400
  • Alice Tylock
    signed 2024-06-01 12:23:27 -0400
  • Donna Sarnacki
    signed 2024-06-01 10:17:03 -0400
  • Jessica Bansbach
    signed 2024-05-30 10:38:54 -0400
  • Beatrix Almer Martin
    signed 2024-05-23 23:22:27 -0400
  • Amy Spencer
    signed 2024-05-16 19:38:53 -0400
  • Jihane Jean
    signed 2024-05-16 18:25:13 -0400
  • Matthew Woodring
    signed 2024-05-13 20:33:26 -0400
  • Thomas Tudisco
    signed 2024-05-13 10:21:23 -0400
  • Erik Larsen
    signed 2024-05-07 15:59:12 -0400
  • Francis Zablocki
    signed 2024-04-29 21:26:43 -0400
  • Oliver Korvac
    signed 2024-04-25 22:20:08 -0400
  • Gena McMahon
    signed 2024-04-19 12:20:37 -0400
  • Mary Anne Smith
    signed 2024-04-18 17:56:20 -0400
    It would be a big plus to have better rate and a company that actually answers the phone.
  • Jahasia Esgdaille
    signed 2024-04-12 12:22:38 -0400
  • Landon Debes
    signed 2024-04-10 12:00:54 -0400
    RG&E does not work for the best interest of Rochesterians. The illusion that they will somehow be better than public power empowers people who will continue to exploit us if we decide to remain passive.
  • Ezra Reed
    signed 2024-04-10 08:10:16 -0400
  • Paige Sanborn
    signed via 2024-04-08 16:49:28 -0400
  • Julia Payne-Lewis
    signed 2024-04-05 19:14:06 -0400
  • Daniel Hawke
    signed 2024-04-05 18:39:32 -0400
  • Sara Barton
    signed 2024-04-04 17:20:11 -0400
  • christopher randall
    signed 2024-04-04 10:43:32 -0400
  • Becca Orton
    signed 2024-04-03 13:44:50 -0400
  • John Wiltse
    signed 2024-04-03 09:21:49 -0400

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