Ed is Head of Energy and Climate at Onward, where he leads the Getting to Zero research programme. Since 2015, Ed has worked in the UK energy industry, first as a market consultant and then as a developer of large-scale solar and battery storage projects. In 2019-2020, Ed studied at Harvard University as a Kennedy Scholar. Before joining Onward, Ed spent two years working at another Westminster-based think tank.
Onward's Head of Energy and Climate, Ed Birkett, for The Times, writes that "The new government will have to act decisively and take steps it previously thought unthinkable".