Welcome to the Promoting Access to Carbon Equity (PACE) website - the online home of the PACE centre. On this website you can find out about our services and projects.

PACE centre services and track-record

PACE was established in 2004. Since then we have explored various ways of making the global carbon market work in Africa - and particularly to work for poor people in Africa. The Credible Carbon registry, the first of its kind in Africa, seeks to structurally alter the way in which poverty alleviating carbon projects are brought to the market. 

In 2011 Credible Carbon sold over 11 000 tCO2 and returned more than R700,000 in carbon revenue to poverty-alleviating projects in southern Africa. In 2012 we did even better, selling nearly 41 000 tCO2 to over 100 different clients and returning R1,7 million to local projects. Our top sales price in 2012 was R250 per tCO2 and in last project we returned 91% of total carbon revenue to the project - that is after project proponent fees, legal fees and the cost of an indepenent audit.

PACE is a major project proponent to the Credible Carbon registry and enjoy their success. We are looking forward to 2013!

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Just back from COP17. An impressive event both in terms of scale and content. Not confident about a legally binding, fair and urgent agreement but more hope than a week ago. Impressive none the less to see how many committed people are working on a range of inspiring issues.

Latest News

All news articles are collated on our partner site www.crediblecarbon.com.

The Major Tech K4140 has everything you need for earth loop impedance tests and PSC testing  incorporating anti-trip technology (ATT) which bypasses RCDs electronically when performing loop impedance tests. This saves time and money by not having to take the RCD out of the circuit when testing and is a … Continue reading "Earth loop impedance and PSC testing"

The South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) has announced a bold 5-point plan for the solar PV industry to drive industrialisation, create jobs, and contribute to economic growth. The five points include working with government to build 1500 MW of PV per annum, to facilitate the creation of South African solar … Continue reading "Five point plan for solar industrialisation"

The IEEE, IEEE South Africa Section and South African volunteer association South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) encouraging the exchange and dissiminaiton of technical information and to promote understanding and cooperation among the members of the SAIEE and IEEE, assisting the organisations work … Continue reading "IEEE and SAIEE signed MoU"

ABB has been selected by the French electricity distributor RTE to deploy its Ability Network Manager control system, which will enable operators to monitor and control the French grid more efficiently. the company’s consortium partner Atos Worldgrid will be responsible for the system integration and maintenance of the system. The increasing … Continue reading "Enhancing the power grid"

As with any power infrastructure, wind farms have a visual impact which needs to be considered when assessing the environmental impact of the plant. There is a common opinion that wind turbines are erected without any consideration of the visual impact, but this is not the case as a detailed … Continue reading "Assessing the visual impact of wind farms: a comprehensive local solution"

Commercial-scale supplies of compressed natural gas will soon be available to industry in KwaZulu-Natal, with gas supplier Virtual Gas Network (VGN), a division of CNG Holdings, currently setting up shop and targeting 2018 for the first natural gas deliveries. More cost-effective, cleaner and safer than diesel, petrol, paraffin and LPG fuels, … Continue reading "Natural gas for KZN industry"

Exposed rooftop panels are vulnerable to the elements. So, what happens if the panels are damaged by hail, and or, if the system develops a fault or requires routine maintenance? The real underlying question is: In these potentially variable conditions, what happens to the savings that businesses have been promised? A new … Continue reading "SA’s first commercial solar savings insurance"

Imeon Energy has signed a new partnership agreement with Swiss based battery manufacturer Leclanché, to resell its solar inverters for self-consumption with storage. Following the contract signature, Imeon Energy will supply Leclanché with its new generation of its intelligent inverters. Thanks to this partnership, Leclanché will be able to offer its customers … Continue reading "Partnership to resell solar inverters"

South Africa College High School (SACS) in Cape Town committed to clean energy by installing a solar system at its Rosedale Boarding House. The solar system was installed by Energy Partners Home Solutions, part of the PSG group of companies. SACS has become very aware of its carbon footprint, so … Continue reading "School invests in solar power"

A fire was detected recently on an area around the two conveyer belts that supply coal to the Kendal Power Station in eMalahleni, Mpumalanga. Although the fire has been successfully put out, visible damage was observed on the one conveyor belt. As a precautionary measure, the other conveyor belt was inspected … Continue reading "Conveyor belt fire disrupts Kendal coal supply"


Welbedacht – Energy Efficient Housing

This project was originally designed by USAID to demonstrate appropriate energy efficient technologies in low-income households in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), South Africa.

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Walker’s Recycling

Walkers Recycling is a family-run business started in 2005 by Eddie Walker. The business collects high-value recyclable material from the Cape Town CBD.

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Wildlands Conservation Trust

The Wildlands Conservation Trust (WCT) assists local communities and local governments in realising the virtuous cycles between human and ecological well-­being.

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Reliance Compost

We would like to see a world in which composting companies of tomorrow replace the oil companies of today in the local economy.

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Kuyasa is low-carbon housing development in one of the poorest and most vulnerable corners of Khayelitsha, Western Cape.

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Spier Mob Grazing

Since April 2009 Angus McIntosh has managed a portion of Spier agriculture that involves 74 hectares of irrigated pasture.

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The uMdoni Municipality and the Project Preparation Trust (PPT) are partners in this project with PACE.

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Hout Bay Recycling Co-op

A social enterprise started by Thrive Hout Bay saw residents of Imizamo Yethu township in Hout Bay begin recycling in 2009.

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