Our Goal: 100% Renewable Energy in Rochester By 2030

Rochester is ready to make the transition to 100% renewable energy. Our goal is for Rochester to act on our values as America’s City for Health to help solve the largest public health risk the world has ever faced: climate change. We aim for Rochester to commit to a just, equitable, and fast transition to 100% renewable energy, develop a realistic plan for this transition, adopt the plan, and implement the plan. To make this goal happen, Rochester needs your help.


Why Go 100% Renewable?

Transitioning to 100% renewable in the next 10-30 years is necessary to help avoid the worst effects of climate change. While this change provides us with our best chance to avoid oncoming risks, it also comes with added benefits.


We Need 100% Renewable…Right Now

We’re already seeing the effects of climate change right now.

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There is now more carbon in the atmosphere that any time in human history, intensifying the greenhouse effect and warming the world.

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Weather is becoming more unpredictable, dangerous, and deadly.

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The oceans are warming and sea levels are rising at an alarming pace.

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A 2018 study estimates that we only have until 2030 to reduce emissions enough to avoid the worst affects of climate change.


The Opportunities Before Us

Transitioning to 100% renewable able energy comes with added benefits.

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Create local, prevailing wage, and family sustaining jobs.

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Create a more resilient energy system safer from extreme weather and outside attacks.

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Lock in low, family-friendly energy prices protected from volatile gas prices.

Keep our energy dollars in the MN economy.


Find Your Motivation To Support Change

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Change can be hard. Even when you know it’s the right thing to do. Even when you know the potential to benefit. The key to change is finding your motivation.

Who do you what a better life for? Who do you want a better, more sustainable world for? This might be your children, your grandchildren, your parents, your friends, or even yourself. We have a small window of time to get the wheels of change moving right now to meet our goals in the next 10 years. You can help make this change a reality and set your family, friends, and yourself up for the best chance at a sustainable future.


Minnesota Cities Already Committed To 100% Renewable

More than 100 cities around the U.S. have already committed to 100% renewable energy. Three cities here in Minnesota are leading the North Star State to real climate action! Take a look at their commitments and plans.

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By Telepwn at English Wikipedia - Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons by Innotata using CommonsHelper., Public Domain,

St. Paul, MN

St Paul is committed to 100% renewable electricity community-wide by 2030.

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By Michael Hicks, CC BY 2.0

Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis, MN has committed to 100% renewable electricity for municipal facilities and operations by 2022, and 100% renewable electricity for community-wide by 2030.

Learn More

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By Tony Webster from San Francisco, California - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, CC BY 2.0

St. Louis Park

St. Louis Park is committed to transitioning to 100% renewable electricity by 2030.

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How You Can Help Rochester Reach 100% Renewable

There are those that don’t think this plan is possible. There are people and groups that will actively work against the transition.

This is why YOU are essential. You understand the need to transition to 100% renewable. Luckily there are easy ways to show your support.


 
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Sign up for the newsletter

Stay informed on progress towards the plan and how you can help.

 

 
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Sign the petition

Over 1000 people have signed the petition in support of 100% renewable energy in Rochester. Our goal is to get another 1000 Rochesterites signed up to show our strong support for the transition.

 

 
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Show Your Support To City Leaders

Show your City Leaders that you support taking action now. Contact the Mayor and your City Council Member directly below to thank them for their support or encourage them to support 100% renewable energy in Rochester.

💯 = Strongly supports 100% renewal
★ = Has indicated support for 100% renewable
〰️ = Has not yet indicated support for 100% renewable

 
 
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Kim Norton 💯
Mayor

Thank Mayor Kim Norton for her strong support of 100% Renewable.

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Randy Staver
City Council President

Council member Randy Staver has indicated his support for the 100% renewable goal.

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Patrick Keane
Ward 1

Council member Patrick Keane has indicated his support for the 100% renewable goal.

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Michael Wojcik 💯
Ward 2

Thank council member Michael Wojcik for his strong support.


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Nick Campion 💯
Ward 3

Thank council member Nick Campion for his strong support.

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Mark Bilderback 〰️
Ward 4

Let’s ask council member Mark Bilderback to support the 100% renewable energy goal.

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Shaun C. Palmer 💯
Ward 5

Thank council member Shaun Palmer Wojcik for his strong support.

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Annalissa Johnson
Ward 6

Council member Annalissa Johnson for has indicated her support for the 100% renewable goal.


Cities & Communities Committed To 100% Renewable

More than 100 cities around the U.S. have already committed to 100% renewable energy and the list is growing. View the full list.

 
 

Your Rochester Neighbors That Support 100% Renewable

Over 1000 people have signed the petition to show their support for 100% renewable energy in Rochester. See some of the supporters below.

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Individual Supports & Petition Signers

Rick Morris
Virginia Jorgensen
Steven M Jorgensen
Corey Lee
Jayden Crimmons
Adnan Mustafa
Luis Navarro
Matthew Rohren
Amy Garretson
Asha Kaliappan
Suad Mumin
Aliza Smith
Julia Stoen
Shaun Jacobson
Abby Gee
Mary Vlazny
Breanna Babcock
Brittany Wilson
Rubita Lollson
Nate Prigge
Tammey Tyler
Shekav Kaliappan
Florence Sandok
Abigail LeQuia
Luke Doskey
Ribu Goyal
Scott Stetzler
Don M Alpine
Kathryn Nguyen
Kelley Nguyen
Helene Woyczesczyk
Emily Anderton
Julian Voss
Melissa Hindermann
Micah Johnson
Che Lopez
Julie Wall
Steve Monk
Bruno Crulhas
Charlie Voss
Serennie Lam
Justin Voss
Auggie Voss
Nick Monti
Josh Howell
Sena Budimlic
Christina Schmidt
Tyler Aeschlimann
Deah Klholoz
Alex Kuisle
Katie Kuisle
Emily Breunig
Mike Breunig
Roman Breunig
Andy Pruett
Torri Jordan
Tyler Aug
Patricia Z Wimmer
Mark Irish Bailey Voigt
Kevin Adler
Gabriella Brinkmann
Jenna Khalili
Sunil Mehta
Joseph Kappher
Alexia Hinson
Kim Edson
Margaret Brandl
Esmir Hodzio
Eleanor Muzzy
Tanmay Igar
Chilesne Chidulangumu
Kesarin Mehta
Jaida Crowson
Rhiannon Wilson
Heather Ulueter
Damion Sturgill
Connor Ness
Emmalee Sattium
Suael Mumin
Vivian Nguyen
Monika Bartulouc
Olivia Dylbye-Wright
Jacey Meek
Mel Sadecki
Misha Johnson
Alexandria Kulas
Noelle Mazzy
Teresa Nowakowski
Mary Wright
Kristen Watkins
Greta Mae Glowarki
Fernanda Cabral
Lisa Alexander
Bryan Bachman
Nico Grothey
Marcus Yao
Rohan Mankad
David Mickelson
Sarah Strauss
Anne Miers
Bennett Oelkers
Youser Yoosif
Mason Madsen
Gabe Madsen
Noah Mitchell
Katelyn Ibarra
Diana Tapia
Yasmin Ali
Zauzau Ali
Tawhda Omar
Charlotte Kearney
Briyenka Misra
Marit Isaacson
Carter Brown
Mina Mandic
Max Cothern
Sophie Hendrickson
Melody Moiler
Megan Remick
Molly Hendrickson
Cole Gunneson
Geneso Gakka
Amit Sethi
Daniel Freund
Shane Meldahl
Michael Sharp
Mahsee Mane
Carl Anderson
Eman Abdullahi
Courtney Grandbois
Ghislaine Van Ert
Tripp Dow
Ben Persons
Molly Haslam
Miranda Gaalswyk
Roisin Haslam
Zonella Moe
Samuel O.
Alex S.
Cristina Erickson
Soni Shah
Alan Hoffman
Heather Mueller
Marlys Jax
Thomas Yung
Sister Ruth Snyder
Joanne Sieck
Kathleen Welscher
Kathy Porter
MacGyver Hemmert
Andrea Stish
Henry Homburger
Regina Mustafa
Brianna Zabel
Jonny Yucuis
Katy Lee
Leticia Flores
Todd Renard
Dee Sabol
Gale Julius
Dave Beal
Marty Walsh
Maria Garza
Abby Splittstoesser
Maria Cameron
Seth Nfonoyim-Hara
Maribel Cortes
Lora Burge
Emily Wakeman
Bailey Zubay
Cathy Ashton
Sara Hocker
Mary Jones
Brian Swancutt
Adnan Mustafa
Matthieu Lynch
Kevin Shaw
Brian Faloon
Ginger Fride
Cassy Roque
Leah Bruns
Kamau Wilkins
Paulette DeMers
Kylie Jo
Muhamad Elrashidi
Taylor Obert
Allison Roe
Brenna Brom
Nicole Wibstad
Natalie Mohammad
Michaela Bram
Amal Cheema
Lauren Sobotta
Carly Thomas
Amara Vercnocke
Jenn Kall
Hope Thilges
Nikki Blanchard
Justin Flechsig
Sierra Kryzer
Johnny Akzam
Jason Askelin
Peter Bliss
Lucinda Clements
Janine Brammer
Haley Pearson
Brenda Kalmbach
Siham Abdi
Alina Kaliszewski
Traci Downs
Kelly Kirkpatrick
Jared Lexvold
Sarah Lee
Stacey Tupper