"France To Ban Cafe Terrace Heaters As No Longer Cool"

"PARIS - France plans to ban heaters used by restaurants and cafes on outdoor terraces from early next year, as it accelerates a shift to a low-carbon economy, the government said.

Because the ban could impact a sector hard-hit by the coronavirus crisis, it will not come into force until after the end of the coming winter to give business time to adapt.

“What’s at stake is ending ecologically aberrant practices that lead to totally unjustified energy consumption,” Environment Minister Barbara Pompili said on French TV."

Geert De Clercq reports for Reuters July 27, 2020.

Source: Reuters, 07/28/2020