Norway to become the first country to ban the use of oil for heating buildings by 2020

03 July 2017

Reuters, 15 June 2017




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 government said on Thursday.


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 announced.


"Those using fossil oil for heating must find other options by 2020," Environment Minister Vidar ...