Following the example of some U.S. municipalities, Montreal plans to begin imposing restrictions in October 2024 on new natural gas, propane and oil-burning hookups in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

The local government rules would ban fossil fuel cooking and heating as of next October from new residential buildings up to three floors tall. Bans expand in April 2025 to new industry sites, which are not part of current gas networks.

Exemptions would be granted for professional cooking, barbecues using fuel tanks, temporary outdoor power generators and construction site heaters.

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