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Table 3 Differences community initiatives movements across countries

From: The institutional space of community initiatives for renewable energy: a comparative case study of the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark

  The Netherlands Germany Denmark
Phase of development of initiatives Early phase of development, minority well-established and fully operational Well-established and operational, searching new modes Well-established and operational
Size and growth of number of initiatives Moderate group, growing rapidly Moderate group, growing Large group, decline traditional cooperatives, growth new local initiatives
Focus activity RE provision, support for private savings/production Collective production, energy savings Collective production, creating revenue
Momentum Little public debate on energy but relatively large attention for community initiatives Large public debate on nuclear power and green economy Large public consensus over ‘green’ goals and economic possibilities RE, increasing NIMBY response