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.
Related Posts & Publications
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...
by Ed Birkett | Sep 28, 2020Related Content Policies to strengthen UK-EU energy and climate cooperation in the Future Relationship Since the 1980s, UK and EU energy markets have become increasingly intertwined. Brexit doesn’t have to set back the development of a secure, affordable, low-carbon...
by Ed Birkett | Jul 22, 2020Related Content How a California-style ZEV Mandate can deliver the phase-out of petrol and diesel cars. Transport is now the UK’s biggest source of climate-warming greenhouse gases. While other sectors slash their emissions, cars continue to produce 15% of our annual...
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A clearer vision of India’s place as a leader has helped to move India towards climate action but requires action from the West to keep it there, argues Mihir S Sharma in our new journal, Environmental Affairs. policyexchange.org.u…
In our new journal, Environmental Affairs, @MacaesBruno highlights the increasing age of competition between economic blocs and spheres of influence, which is being accelerated by climate policies. policyexchange.org.u…
RT @ed_birkett 📖Energy Security Gets Local My new article for The Geopolitics of Climate Change, the first edition of the new @Policy_Exchange journal, Environmental Affairs. I argue that move to 'electrifying everything' makes energy security increasingly local & regional rather than global twitter.com/Policy_E…
The move to ‘electrify everything’ will reduce reliance on global oil and gas markets but brings new risks in energy security, writes @ed_birkett in our new journal, Environmental Affairs. policyexchange.org.u…