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.
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by Ed Birkett | Apr 6, 2021Related Content Arguments over cuts to the Plug-in Car Grant are a symptom of an old-fashioned climate policy, argues Ed Birkett. Last month the Government announced a surprise cut to the grants available for buyers of new electric vehicles (EVs) and restricted...
by Ed Birkett | Mar 18, 2021Related Content The Government’s post-Brexit “Better Regulation Committee” is reportedly looking at ways to improve on EU regulations.,Policy Exchange’s recent report, Post-Brexit freedoms and opportunities for the UK, is one contribution to that...
by Ed Birkett | Mar 17, 2021Related 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...
by Ed Birkett | Dec 17, 2020Related 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...
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