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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COP17

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.


… a rule book to the 2015 Paris agreement on climate change, which set… Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned in a report that the world’s use… View this article online at Reuters Source: Reuters – Climate Change

Here is a new report on G20 CC /finance policies. This is a brilliant t report and there are amazing details of each g20 country in terms of their GHG/finance commitments and programmes. Links here to: Op Ed in Climate Home www.climatechangenews.com/2018/11/14/g20-countries-must-break-addiction-fossil-fuels/ Link to report page where there are all … Continue reading "G20 countries (in)action report"

Cigré has announced that its nineth Southern African regional conference, with the theme “Sustainable Integration of Distributed Energy Resources for Power System Development”, will be held from 1 to 4 October 2019 at Misty Hills Country Hotel, Conference Centre & Spa, in Muldersdrift, Gauteng. A call has gone out for papers … Continue reading "Call for papers: Cigré regional conference 2019"

The new hagercad software from Hager for planning and configuration of low-voltage switchgear is now available locally from ElectroMechanica (EM), Hager’s official distributor in South Africa. The software package is aimed at the design and encryption of distribution boards up to 4000 A. A major feature is the automatic circuit diagram function. … Continue reading "Software for low-voltage distribution planning launched"

Mazoon Electricity Company is an electric power distributor in the Sultanate of Oman, serving around 1,5-million customers. For its 90 substations spread over an area of around 81 000 km2, MZEC requires a solid communication infrastructure between the individual stations and the control centre in Muscat. Using Scalance devices from … Continue reading "Reliable delivery of electric power"

Advances in distribution equipment asset materials have led to increased service life. With advanced materials available coupled with effective modelling and testing techniques, design life of 30 or more years for primary side assets is feasible. An example of modern material selection is illustrated by the Noja Power OSM recloser system. … Continue reading "Achieving prolonged distribution network asset life"

StraightLine Energy Solutions has developed a container solution for producing hot water and energy using the EscoPod system, described as saving up to 80% of the cost compared to conventional methods of producing energy. The Siemens monitoring system allows StraightLine to compare the performance and costs of the EscoPod with comparable … Continue reading "For hot water and electricity production system"

…LONDON (Reuters) – Carbon prices in major advanced economies are too… and Development (OECD) said on Tuesday. Carbon pricing, via taxes or emissions… View this article online at Reuters Source: Reuters – Carbon

CBi-electric: african cables recently conducted the first 400 kV AC cable resonant test in South Africa. The test required two cascaded test units to achieve the test voltage of 391 kV at Eskom’s Ingula pumped storage scheme in the Drakensberg. All high voltage cables and accessories are quality tested before … Continue reading "Resonant HVAC and partial discharge testing gains traction"

Large electric motors form the core of many industries. As machines are designed to tighter tolerances, there is a growing need, for the sake of reliability, to monitor their behaviour and performance. Electrical signature analysis is proving valuable on wide range of motors to detect both mechanical and electrical faults. … Continue reading "Electrical current signature analysis for fault detection in large motors"

Projects

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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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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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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Kuyasa

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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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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uMdoni

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

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