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InnovationCity Bottrop in Germany hailed as exemplary EU project


Commissioner Hahn acclaimed the project InnovationCity in the West-German Ruhr area as an exemplary way of using EU regional funding in combination with private and regional investments to increase energy efficiency. The project was presented to Commissioner Hahn on 30 November by Mr. Bodo Hombach, chairman of the Initiativkreise Ruhrgebiet. The project in Bottrop aims to regenerate an old mining area and become self sufficient in providing energy from renewable sources, which should later become a role model for the entire Ruhr area.