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Table 3 Comparison of selected member groups in Germany and Switzerland. Source: Own surveys. Example for interpretation: 60% of German cooperatives (89 out of 148) had at least one municipality as a member

From: How municipalities support energy cooperatives: survey results from Germany and Switzerland

Member groupsCountryMunicipal membership
GermanySwitzerland
GermanySwitzerlandYesNoYesNo
MunicipalityShare (x out of N)60%
89/148
50%
25/50
Cooperative banksShare (x out of N)53%
79/148
8%
4/50
73%
65/89
24%
14/59
16%
4/25
0%
0/25
1.13. Other banksShare (x out of N)26%
39/148
2%
1/50
37%
33/89
10%
6/59
4%
1/25
0%
0/25
1.20. Energy utilityShare (x out of N)34%
50/148
12%
6/50
48%
43/89
12%
7/59
24%
6/25
0%
0/25