Covenant of Mayors - http://www.eumayors.eu/index_en.html
a mainstream European movement involving local and regional authorities, voluntarily committing to increasing energy efficiency and use of renewable energy sources in their territories.
Intelligent Energy - Europe - http://ec.europa.eu/energy/intelligent/
the IEE programme is the EU's tool for funding action to improve market conditions and move us towards a more energy intelligent Europe.
Climate Alliance - http://www.klimabuendnis.org/
the "Climate Alliance of European Cities with Indigenous Rainforest Peoples" is the European network of local authorities committed to the protection of the world's climate. Member cities and municipalities aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at their source.
Energy 2020 - http://ec.europa.eu/energy/energy2020/energy2020_en.htm
a strategy for competitive, sustainable and secure energy.
JESSICA - http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/thefunds/instruments/jessica
(Joint European Support for Sustainable Investment in City Areas) is an initiative of the European Commission supporting sustainable urban development and regeneration through financial engineering mechanisms.
ELENA - http://www.eib.org/products/technical_assistance/elena/index.htm
(European Local ENergy Assistance) facilitates the mobilisation of funds for investments in sustainable energy at local level, established by the European Commission and the European Investment Bank.
Community Energy Guides - http://www.tcpa.org.uk/pages/community-energy-urban-planning-for
a series of publications giving practical guidance on bringing forward community energy projects, aimed at everyone from community groups and local authorities, through to professionals and developers.