In a google blog,
The Climate Group released a report on state and regional Low Carbon Leaders showing that emissions reduction targets set by local governments are often more ambitious than commitments pledged by national governments under the Kyoto Protocol. ICLEI convened a series of local government climate sessions as parallel events to the Bali meetings.
In having discussions with other people who work with the Public sector, there is wide agreement that local gov'ts are leaders in this area. So, even though many enterprises with the PR teams are getting the attention in the news, don't dismiss the efforts by the local communities.
It is important to monitor where your energy comes from in your local area as this defines your carbon emissions and whether you are using renewable energy.