France becomes first European country to ban fossil fuel ads

France has become the first European country to ban adverts for fossil fuels under a new climate law. Announced on 22 August, the legislation prohibits advertising for all energy products related to fossil fuels such as petrol products, energy from the combustion of coal mining and hydrogen-containing carbons.
Adverts for natural gas are still allowed for now but new rules are set to be introduced in June next year. Companies that go against the new law could face fines of between €20,000 and €100,000 with repeat offenders paying double the amount.

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