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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Energy Security Gets Local

Energy Security Gets Local

Read online or Download pdf Previous: Strengthening Water Diplomacy Next: A New Technological Order The move to ‘electrify everything’ will reduce reliance on global oil and gas markets but brings new risks in energy security, writes Ed Birkett. By Ed Birkett...
Brexit offers a chance to revive Thatcherite energy policy

Brexit offers a chance to revive Thatcherite energy policy

Related Content   The Government’s post-Brexit “Better Regulation Committee” is reportedly looking at ways to improve on EU regulations.[1],[2]­Policy Exchange’s recent report, Post-Brexit freedoms and opportunities for the UK, is one contribution to that...
Reform energy market to ensure supplies when it’s not windy.

Reform energy market to ensure supplies when it’s not windy.

Related Content Ed Birkett looks at policies needed to manage the up and downs of increasing wind power on the UK’s electricity grid.   New figures show that 2020 was the greenest year yet for the UK’s electricity supply, with nearly 60% of electricity produced by...
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...