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 | Oct 16, 2020Related Content “We believe that in 10 years’ time offshore wind will be powering every home in the country.” This was the Prime Minister’s positive vision for a low-carbon UK that he set out in his Conference speech last week. Rather predictably, this has led to...
by Ed Birkett | Sep 24, 2020Related Content The UK’s coal phase-out shows the Government how to phase-out petrol and diesel cars. The Guardian reports that Ministers are considering banning the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by as early as 2030, following calls from the Conservative MPs,...
by Ed Birkett | Jul 30, 2020Related Content Transport is now the UK’s biggest source of climate-warming greenhouse gases. While other sectors slash their carbon footprint, our cars alone continue to produce 15 per cent of annual emissions — and the figure is still rising. To tackle this, earlier...
by Ed Birkett | Jun 22, 2020Related Content The Coronavirus has challenged all sectors of the UK economy, and electricity markets have been no exception. Electricity demand is down by as much as 20%, causing periods of negative electricity prices and unprecedented strain on the Electricity...
- Crime and Justice
- Demography, Immigration and Integration
- Economics and Social Policy
- Environment and Energy
- Foreign Policy and Security
- Government and Politics
- Health and Social Care
- Housing and Urban Regeneration
- Industrial Strategy
- International Trade
- Security and Extremism
BLOG – What makes a great entry to the Wolfson Economics Prize? Read our interview with former finalists 👇 "If you have a good idea just go for it. The fact I won should be testament to the fact that anyone can succeed" @gergely_raccuja (Winner, 2017)
LIVE NOW: What Does ‘Global Britain’ Mean for International Health Governance? @Jeremy_Hunt, @CommonsHealth @CerrJ, @gatesfoundation @TsitsiDC, @savechildrenuk Chaired by @katyballs, @spectator twitter.com/i/broadc…
LIVE NOW: "The Future of the European Space Agency and the UK’s Role in it" Our Panel includes: @AschbacherJosef, Director General, @esa Dr Alice Bunn, International Director, @spacegovuk @JoJohnsonUK, Former Minister of State Chaired by @GElefteriu twitter.com/i/broadc…