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Jonathan Cocker’s Canada Chapter was published in the Second Edition of The Environment and Climate Change Law Review in February, 2018. The article can be found here: The Environmental and Climate Change Law Review. ____ For further information, please contact Jonathan Cocker: jonathan.cocker@bakermckenzie.com 416-865-6908

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) was ordered yesterday to publish four energy conservation standards finalized during the Obama administration in December 2016.  (See Order & Judgment, NRDC v. Perry, Case No. 17-03404 (N.D. Cal. February 15, 2018)).  The standards at issue apply to portable air conditioners, air compressors, commercial packaged boilers and uninterruptable power supplies.  The court ordered DOE to publish the rules within 28 days unless DOE appeals (in which case the court…

Growing energy and creativity within the fashion industry is directed towards circular economy initiatives, often under the umbrella of “sustainable fashion”. In fact, we’re likely in a golden age, with designers given broad scope to consider apparel inputs from unconventional sources, including secondary market materials (some historically viewed as wastes), as well as agricultural by-products. Similarly, thought is being paid to the range of functionality which an item of clothing may offer. In short, there…