Prohibit the use of outdoor space heaters on both residential and restaurant/cafe patios
I try to avoid businesses which use outdoor space heaters. Outdoor space heaters waste energy by producing heat which is quickly lost in the outdoors, and burn fossil fuels and directly contribute greenhouse gases.
As much as I love sitting out on a patio and being warm, I have to agree - this is such a waste of energy - to actually be burning fossil fuels to heat the outdoors. We have to be smarter. European patios provide blankets - if they can survive without patio heaters, so can we.
Thea Hollett commented
Why not make it mandatory that the space heater is solar powered?