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. 

  

 

1,019 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?

  • Jessica Slaybaugh
    signed 2023-02-07 20:48:14 -0500
  • Joan Lambert
    signed 2023-02-07 17:16:11 -0500
  • Bria Beckley
    signed 2023-02-03 14:16:15 -0500
  • Nayomi Labrador
    signed via 2023-02-03 09:55:08 -0500
  • Benjamin Kieran
    signed 2023-02-02 21:56:59 -0500
  • Kent Reese
    signed 2023-02-02 21:56:12 -0500
    A public utility would improve service, decrease costs, and make a grid that is accountable to its customers. I strongly believe a public utility is the best option.
  • Katie Morey
    signed 2023-02-01 22:37:58 -0500
  • Jo Agosto
    signed 2023-01-30 18:22:48 -0500
  • Samantha Jones
    signed 2023-01-27 13:23:31 -0500
  • Grace Granata
    signed 2023-01-26 02:05:40 -0500
  • Joshua Cook
    signed 2023-01-23 17:32:30 -0500
  • Mike Sportiello
    signed 2023-01-23 17:26:22 -0500
  • Andrew Murphy
    signed 2023-01-21 12:51:42 -0500
  • William Bayer
    signed 2023-01-20 15:56:29 -0500
  • Carmelo Crassi
    signed 2023-01-18 18:36:21 -0500
  • Pamela Davis
    signed 2023-01-18 01:51:28 -0500
  • Alexis Osborne
    signed 2023-01-11 02:49:59 -0500
  • Stephen Gayle
    signed 2023-01-10 13:58:20 -0500
  • Max Kelley
    signed 2023-01-10 09:51:19 -0500
  • Joaquin Calcines
    signed 2023-01-10 09:42:17 -0500
  • Andrea Carvalho
    signed 2023-01-10 08:52:46 -0500
  • Yazmin Fernaays
    signed 2023-01-09 22:50:12 -0500
  • Ronald L Washington
    signed 2023-01-09 16:51:01 -0500
  • Zulma Troche
    signed 2023-01-09 12:31:31 -0500
  • Michael Summo
    signed 2023-01-07 23:52:47 -0500
    All Utilities should be owned by the public not for profit corporations.
  • Salvatore Cutaia, JR
    signed 2023-01-05 15:04:42 -0500
  • Natalia Santiago
    signed 2023-01-05 10:41:25 -0500
  • Tyler Paine
    signed 2023-01-02 21:54:31 -0500
  • Mary Tunney
    signed 2022-12-31 10:09:17 -0500
  • Stephanie Vail
    signed 2022-12-30 08:57:45 -0500

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