COMMENT:

Combatting climate change is all very well, but when the means to do it is little more than a wealth transfer from the poor to the rich, that's quite wrong. Right?

Auckland Council battled with that question this week, in an Environment and Community Committee debate over the proposed Clean Car Standard and Clean Car Discounts.

This is the Government's "feebate" proposal: vehicles with high CO2 emissions incur a fee while low emitters are discounted. The policy will be phased in from 2021 and apply only to New Zealand-new light vehicles. Cars, vans, people movers and utes already in

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