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.

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

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Network connectivity is rapidly spreading across all types of devices and is seen as a key advance towards more sustainable energy supply and use. Each connections consumes power when in “standby” mode, and the resultant non-productive load can become considerable. The IEA’s More data, less energy document proposes means of reducing … Continue reading "The hidden energy cost of information and communication technology"

Nothing is more frustrating for a power producer than not being able to get their product to market. Curtailment and losses due to reduced demand or technology-enforced downtime both mean energy is wasted and revenue thrown delivering an instant blow to the bottom line. In response to the problem of … Continue reading "Online transformer condition monitoring minimises revenue losses"

The choices involved in the protection of MV transformers are often dictated by established standards and practices, or policy based on technical and economic considerations. Established design practices can be made obsolete by the development of new transformer technologies, new protection devices, and new applications, and choices must be made … Continue reading "Transformer protection in MV systems"

Electrical and lighting distributor Voltex prides itself on service and performance excellence in industry. To achieve this standard requires a purposeful and determined pursuit of going above and beyond expectations. The Voltex Group recognises the contribution made by individuals, business units and branches in achieving exceptional standards of excellence. These … Continue reading "Performance excellence celebrated"

Eskom says its long-term strategic recovery plan will be published later than originally announced. This state-owned power utility – the largest in Africa and for many years the model for and envy of many international power companies – is virtually broke. It is in so much debt that servicing that … Continue reading "Eskom’s anticipated long-term strategic recovery plan delayed"

Thousands of visitors attended the five-day Electra Mining Africa 2018 trade show, organised by Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery at Johannesburg’s Nasrec Expo Centre from 10 to 14 September 2018. Visitors experienced the latest innovations across various sectors including mining, industrial, electrical, power, transport and related industries. Engaging over 800 exhibitors, visitors … Continue reading "Over 800 exhibitors at Electra Mining Africa 2018"

Under the theme ‘Transforming Africa’s development trough innovation, youth and technology’, the *Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development, *co-organised with the *United Nations Development Programme, *brought nearly 400 delegates together in Johannesburg, to share recommendations and collaborative approaches to some of Africa’s most pressing development issues. Young people, entrepreneurs and … Continue reading "[Civil Society]Outcomes Report | Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development, Africa, 2018"

When Swakop Uranium’s Husab mine near Swakopmund in Namibia needed mobile pit transformers, Zest WEG Group’s Integrated Solutions division was able to not only custom-design a fit-for-purpose solution, but also to adapt its design to suit new requirements. Having initially provided four skid-mounted pit transformers to Husab in 2014, Zest was … Continue reading "Mobile transformers for Namibian mine"

Load profile audits conducted by Eskom’s energy advisors assist business customers to free up existing electrical capacity without having to invest in new points of supply and/or upgrades in supply. Sufficient capacity enables customers to improve their productivity and expand their operations. The Load Profile Audit and Load Optimisation solution offered … Continue reading "Free load profile audits for Eskom business customers"


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

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

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