Lack of choice fuelled backlash to Cadent’s hydrogen village

Opposition to Cadent’s aborted hydrogen village trial was chiefly driven by residents feeling that the alternative gas was being imposed on them, one of the company’s directors has claimed. However, Tony Ballance, Cadent director of regulation and strategy, told a meeting at the Conservative Party Conference that the opposition was not to hydrogen itself but because residents felt like they were being “forced to do something”.

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