08-15-2016

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advises Innovation City on climate flagship project




The flagship project "InnovationCity" is driving climate-friendly structural change in the Ruhr region. Innovation City Management GmbH, wmr, WiN Emscher Lippe, and Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy are developing energy modernization concepts for 20 selected communities in the Ruhr region. The idea is modeled after the Model City | Bottrop pilot project, where the energy modernization rate has increased to 3% per year, far above the national average of 0.8%.
 
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised on awarding redevelopement and energy supply concepts that ICM will develop with the help of grants of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia and the European Union individually for each municipality and jointly with local stakeholders from the business, administration and political sectors, as well as individual citizens.
 
"We are very pleased to assist Innovation City Management GmbH in this ambitious project, thus contributing to climate change 'from the bottom up'," said Ute Jasper. "The project of Innovation City Management GmbH is a great fit with our commitment to climate protection projects, such as the construction of wind farms and the development of environmentally friendly fuel cell trains," added her colleague Westen.
 
Dr. Ute Jasper is one of the most renowned lawyers for procurement and infrastructure projects in the public sector. She advises federal and state ministries, municipalities, and businesses. Ute Jasper heads Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek's "Public Sector & Public Procurement" department. Ute Jasper was recognized by Who's Who Legal as "one of the best in Germany" for public projects.  

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