Are we getting close to a breakthrough?
As New Zealand is now on the UN council we have to put up an honourable performance in the Paris talks later this year and can not sit at the back of of the room and dodge the issue.
We have a massive abundance of clean renewable energy, an oil import of $5 billion a year and every car produces two tons of CO2 a year.
This is all pointing in one direction and only needs a bit of help to make big savings.
If the government converted as much of its transport fleet to electric and gave a bit of help with infrastructure and with imports of electric transport we would be on our way.