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

(The Independent, 2 Jul 2017) 'Those using fossil oil for heating must find other options by 2020,' says country's Environment Minister.

Norway is set to become the first country in the entire world to ban the use of gas to heat buildings.

The Scandinavian country, which is the world's largest producer of oil and natural gas outside the Middle East, will wholly stop the use of both oil and paraffin to warm buildings from 2020 onwards.

The country, which hopes to ban the sale of all fossil fuel-based cars by 2025, has made a concerted effort to introduce policies which shrink domestic emission of greenhouse gases. 

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The Independent, 2 Jul 2017: Norway to ban the use of oil for heating buildings by 2020