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At the end of 2007, the Mayor appointed a Green Task Force, which provided a list of recommendations to City staff.
In 2008, the City completed its Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory in partnership with StopWaste and ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability.
By 2011, the City had completed its General Plan 2030 update, including a Sustainability Element as the opening chapter and central theme throughout the document.
On November 13, 2012, City Council adopted the City’s first Climate Action Plan, which provides a blueprint for achieving a 25% greenhouse gas emissions reduction from a 2005 baseline by the year 2020.
To help implement the Climate Action Plan, the City appointed an Environmental Sustainability Commission as well as a Sustainability Coordinator in 2013.
At the beginning of 2014, Fremont completed the 2010 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Update utilizing the newest calculation methodology, demonstrating a decrease of 11% in community-wide emissions between the years of 2005 and 2010.
The City now supports a number of sustainability projects, including efforts to encourage energy efficiency projects, promote clean transportation options, adopt renewable energy sources, improve in pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure, divert waste through recycling and composting, conserve water, and other related measures. Fremont Sustainability
By the end of 2014, there are plans to double the number of electric vehicle charging stations that are open to the public in Fremont. Under a funding opportunity from the California Energy Commission (CEC), the City will receive a total of eight publically accessible, dual-port Level 2 electric vehicle chargers. Six of these chargers will be installed at angled parking spaces along three separate blocks of Capitol Avenue as part of the Capitol Avenue Extension project in Downtown Fremont. Another charger will be placed at the City’s Development Services Center, whose Permitting Department attracts many daily visitors. The last charger will be placed at the Boathouse in Fremont’s Central Park, which is the most heavily used park in the community. Under the same funding opportunity, the Fremont Chamber of Commerce plans to fund the installation of six dual-port Level 2 and two dual-port DC fast chargers at Fremont’s Bayside Business Park along the I-880 corridor.
Fremont also encourages retailers to consider the installation of public stations at their places of business, such as those already found at Whole Foods on Mowry and the Target at Pacific Commons.
As a current or future EV owner, you can find out where all existing publicly accessible EV charging stations are located across the nation through the Department of Energy's Alternative Fuels Data Center (see link below). Electric Vehicle Charging Station Locations