Senior Research Fellow, Energy and Environment
Ed Birkett is a Senior 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.
Related Posts & Publications
by Ed Birkett | Jul 8, 2021Related Content Maintaining public support for offshore wind farms The sheer number of new wind farms now planned in the UK means that there is increasing local concern over the number of new ‘grid connections’ required to connect offshore wind farms to the onshore...
by Ed Birkett | Feb 2, 2021Related Content Policies to deliver a comprehensive network of public EV chargepoints. The UK’s commitment to phase out new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2030 was at the heart of the Prime Minister’s recent ‘Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution’. ...
by Ed Birkett | Dec 7, 2020Related Content Why local electricity pricing holds the key to a Net Zero energy system. The UK Government’s commitment to quadruple offshore wind capacity by 2030 will transform Great Britain’s electricity system. However, it poses serious challenges for the...
by Ed Birkett | Nov 3, 2020Related Content Maximising the contribution of the North Sea to Net Zero and Levelling Up The North Sea is strategically central to meeting the UK’s target of Net Zero emissions by 2050. By fully developing offshore wind, the North Sea could provide one-third of the...
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