Ed Birkett

Senior Research Fellow, Energy and Environment


Ed Birkett is a Research Fellow in the Energy and Environment Unit. Ed joined Policy Exchange in 2020 after spending a year at Harvard as a Kennedy Scholar. For the last five years, he has worked in the UK energy sector, most recently as a developer of large-scale solar and energy storage projects.

Ed Birkett

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Five things we’ve learnt from the Energy White Paper

Five things we’ve learnt from the Energy White Paper

Related Content Ed Birkett looks at five things we’ve learnt from the White Paper, and one thing that’s missing.     This week’s Energy White Paper is a substantial document that moves the UK a step closer towards a Net Zero energy system. However, it’s clear that the...
Powering Net Zero

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The Future of the North Sea

The Future of the North Sea

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No, more wind power doesn’t mean the lights will go out

No, more wind power doesn’t mean the lights will go out

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