Montreal moves to ban use of heating oil

Montreal has begun moves to ban the use of heating oil within the city.

Mayor Valerie Plante said she will introduce a bylaw next year that will ban oil-burning equipment in new construction by 2030, and in all buildings by 2050.

Plante said that the city also wants to work with the provincial government to expand a scheme that provides a subsidy to homeowners who replace fossil-fuelled systems with those that operate on renewable energies.

A Montreal bylaw last year banned the use of wood-burning stoves that fall below strict emissions standards.