France to ban cafe terrace heaters as no longer cool

The Business Times | Jul 28, 2020 at 2:00 AM
  • 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.
  • On Jan 1, Rennes became the first French city to ban heated terraces.
  • Negawatt estimates a 75 m2 terrace, heated with gas November to March, emits as much CO2 as a car circling the earth three times.