Nor­way’s green ban

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OSLO: Oil pro­ducer Nor­way will pro­hibit the use of oil and paraf­fin to heat build­ings from 2020 as it tries to rein in do­mes­tic emis­sions of green­house gases.

The ban will cover new and old build­ings and ap­plies to pri­vate homes and busi­nesses as well as pub­licly- owned fa­cil­i­ties, the min­istry of cli­mate and en­vi­ron­ment said on Thurs­day. Min­is­ter Vi­dar Helge­sen said rec­om­mended al­ter­na­tives in­cluded heat pumps, elec­tric­ity from the coun­try’s hy­dro­elec­tric grid and spe­cial stoves burn­ing wood chips. – Reuters

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