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Greening Government: ICT strategy
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • November 8 2011

The Greening Government Commitments were published in March 2011 and outlined how the Government would respond to David Cameron's challenge to be the "Greenest Government ever".


Tailpipe GHG emission standards released
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • April 28 2010

On April 1, 2010 Environment Minister Jim Prentice unveiled the proposed Passenger Automobile and Light Truck Greenhouse Gas Emission Regulations, which are meant to harmonize with the United States national standards.


Toxics Reduction Act now in force
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • March 5 2010

On January 1, 2010, the Toxics Reduction Act, 2009 came into force, with some exceptions, requiring facilities in designated manufacturing and mineral processing sectors to: track and quantify the toxic substances they use, create or release ("toxic substances" are those listed in Schedule 1 of the National Pollutant Release Inventory as well as acetone).


Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Concentration Limits for Architectural Coatings Regulations
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • November 23 2009

The Federal government issued the Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Concentration Limits for Architectural Coatings Regulations ("Regulations") on September 30, 2009.


New VOC regulations for automotive refinishing products
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • October 6 2009

The federal government has issued new Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Concentration Limits for Automotive Refinishing Products Regulations under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, with a view to reducing ground-level ozone which causes smog.


Toxic Reductions Act
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • July 16 2009

The Toxic Reductions Act was passed by the Ontario Legislature on June 3, 2009.


Energy efficiency: heavy oil consumption reduction and support for the manufacturing sector programs
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • February 11 2009

The Agence de l'efficacité énergétique du Québec recently announced the creation of its Heavy Oil Consumption Reduction Program.


New regulations for Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs)
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • October 20 2008

The Government of Canada published final regulations to reduce the levels of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) that could be entering the environment.


Green automotive advertising
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • July 8 2008

With the price of gas rising at an alarming rate, increased consumer concern about the environment and an uncertain economy, car manufacturersdealers will increasingly seek to highlight the environmental benefits of their vehicles.


Lululemon Vitasea clothing
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • May 30 2008

Lululemon Athletica has been forced by the Competition Bureau to remove all unsubstantiated claims alleging therapeutic benefits from its VitaSea line of clothing products.