Norway’s green ban
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