Carbonfund.org supports this project because it offers public education and financial incentives to household consumers for the adoption of Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs (CFLs). CFLs have a longer life and are more efficient when compared to traditional incandescent bulbs. CFLs also generate excellent light output.
The New Zealand Compact Fluorescent Lightbulb Project began in 2005 by following a Clean Development Mechanism methodology to distribute an initial 62,000 CFLs. Between 2005 and 2007, the Project reduced nearly 75,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions and now has the goal of expanding its distribution to 3 million CFLs to reduce an estimated 1 million tonnes of CO2.