Angela Needle

Future heat for everyone and the role of hydrogen

Speaker: Dr Angela Needle, Director of Strategy at Cadent Gas

The talk will cover the following topics:

  • Why decarbonising heat is such a challenge in the delivery of net zero
  • The polarising debates around the role of hydrogen and why they are not helpful
  • The essential role of consumers in achieving net zero – and why we should listen to them
  • The role that hydrogen should take in supporting the heating ambition
  • The work that Cadent and others in the sector are delivering to turn concept into reality


Angie is Director of Strategy at Cadent Gas where she is responsible for creating the transformational strategies for the company, including decarbonisation plans for the UK and hydrogen projects across residential and industrial heating.Prior to that she held a range of positions at Centrica, including heading up their contracting strategy that supports 10,000 British Gas engineers. She also created and ran the business energy-services strategy and took responsibility for all energy supply and services customer propositions.Before Centrica, lots of fun was had at Anglian Water, including managing sewer networks, heading up an R&D programme and being responsible for all thing’s energy, carbon and climate change.Angie is a big advocate of both environmental and diversity issues and a Founder of the Women’s Utilities Network

About the Sustainable Gas Institute

Since 2014, the Sustainable Gas Institute has provided thought leadership and authoritative interdisciplinary evidence and analysis on the role of natural gas, hydrogen and biogas/biomethane in future low carbon energy systems.Researchers at the Institute manage, lead and deliver world-class research with our global partners across the spectrum of science, engineering, economics and business to support policymakers and industry in their decision-making. The institute is led by Professor Adam Hawkes, and its governance board is chaired by Professor Nigel Brandon.

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