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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The Trillion dollar bet! *Homo Electric, Part 1: The Trillion Dollar Time Trial* *The story of the greatest technologicalchallenge in human history* *By Angus HarveyFutureCrunch 30 August 2018* *”I sailed upon oceans, and I thought nochallenge could be greater, and nowmen sail the void between stars.” * *- Peter F. … Continue reading "The Trillion dollar bet!"

Coal is now the emperor with no clothes Only a few elites and some junior miners benefit from perpetuating lies about the cheap cost of using coal and its reliability over renewable energy 14 AUGUST 2019 – 05:09 BOBBY PEEK, MAKOMA LEKALAKALA AND MELISSA FOURIE [image: Illustration: DOROTHY KGOSI] Illustration: … Continue reading "[Col]Coal is now the emperor with no clothes"

Time to end silence on renewables misinformation – SAPVIA chair Previous Next Wido Schnabel 14TH AUGUST 2019 BY: TERENCE CREAMER CREAMER MEDIA EDITOR SAVE THIS ARTICLE EMAIL THIS ARTICLE FONT SIZE: -+ The new chairperson of the South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) says the organisation will become more assertive … Continue reading "[IRP]Time to end silence on renewables misinformation – SAPVIA chair"

Pension funds at risk as tide turns against carbon-polluting industries Will fossil fuel-intensive industries like Sasol still be a safe investment option by 2050, when pension funds mature into a global energy economy that has moved away from coal and oil, leaving today’s high carbon-emitting industries with stranded assets and … Continue reading "[Coal][Finance]Pension funds at risk as tide turns against carbon-poll…"

The Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) and sponsor Aon hosted the 2019 Engineering Excellence Awards at the Vodacom Dome in Midrand, honour outstanding achievements in the industry. Awards were handed out in the categories Lifetime Industry Achievement Award; Young Engineer of the Year; Engineering Excellence for projects with a value … Continue reading "South African engineering excellence celebrated"

Kobold’s portable DUC-MP and the stationary DUC-MF, designed for continuous flow measurement, are highly accurate and drift-free operating flowmeters for liquids in filled pipes. The devices are hygienic, leak proof, and monitor all aggressive and toxic liquids without problems.  A special advantage is that the ultrasonic sensors are clamped onto … Continue reading "Clamp-on ultrasonic flow measurement"

A concrete work milestone has been reached at the Rooppur nuclear power plant’s (NPP’s) Unit 2 construction project. This week saw the completion of concrete works for the Unit 2 of Rooppur NPP (Bangladesh) turbine hall foundation slab, said Rosatom. The slab structure contains 3782 t of rebar and 23 … Continue reading "Unit 2 of Rooppur NPP achieves concrete milestone"

The term off-grid is usually related to small to medium sized systems that are too remote from the grid to allow connection, and which generally supply basic electricity for lighting and small appliances. The deceasing cost of RE and increasing cost, as well as decreasing quality and reliability of grid … Continue reading "Off-grid embedded generation systems: performance standards"



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Reliance Compost

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