Carbon Free Mountain View (CFMV) is a grassroots group of climate activists.  We led the successful effort in 2014-2017 to bring 100% carbon-free electricity to 12 cities in Santa Clara County by advocating for the creation of Silicon Valley Clean Energy.  

Now we're working to make Mountain View the environmental leader among Bay Area communities.

Our Group

Carbon Free Mountain View is a group of residents who are dedicated to bringing climate solutions to Mountain View.

Similar groups in our area include Carbon Free Palo Alto, GreenTown Los Altos, MenloSparkCarbon Free San Mateo County and Carbon Free Silicon Valley. A group called Carbon Free SLO has recently been formed in San Luis Obispo, California.

OUR Vision:

We envision a thriving carbon-neutral Mountain View and Silicon Valley.

OUR Mission:

Our goal is for Mountain View's greenhouse gas emissions per service population in 2025 to be 50% lower than they were in 2005.

Note: Service population (SP) is the sum of Mountain View’s residents and workers. As of 2019, Mountain View’s service population is estimated to be 180,300, consisting of 82,000 residents and 98,300 workers. In 2005 the SP was 121,500. In 2025 it is projected to be 221,700. Mountain View’s service population is growing much faster than other cities in our region. The primary driver is the rapid growth in employment since the end of the Great Recession. From 2005 to 2015 our residential population grew 9% while our worker population grew 75%.

In 2005 Mountain View’s GHG emissions per SP was 5.79 metric tons of CO2 equivalent (MT CO2e). In 2015, the last year for which we have data, emissions were 4.62 MT per SP, a reduction of 20%. Reaching our 2025 goal of 2.89 metric tons per SP will require a 37% reduction from 2015’s emissions.

A large-scale wind, water and solar energy system can reliably supply the world’s needs, significantly benefiting climate, air quality, water quality, ecology and energy security ... [T]he obstacles are primarily political, not technical.
— Mark Z. Jacobson and Mark A. Delucchi, in Scientific American

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