Ed Birkett

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.

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The Future of UK-EU Energy Cooperation

The Future of UK-EU Energy Cooperation

Related 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...
Route ‘35

Route ‘35

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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

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