Member of the Scottish Parliament for Falkirk West. Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport. Dad to my boys.

Scotland.
Joined October 2011
Michael Matheson MSP retweeted
🌬️ Impressive news! The world's largest floating windfarm, located just off the coast of Aberdeenshire, is now fully operational 👏🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 The Kincardine Offshore Windfarm has been delivering green electricity since Tuesday 💚 #ScotlandIsNow #Climate ow.ly/WgGr50GuAtb
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Michael Matheson MSP retweeted
Net Zero Secretary @MathesonMichael: "The best solutions will be arrived at through us all working together in collaboration. “The Net Zero Challenge has empowered young people to push themselves to think about creative solutions for us all." #LetsDoNetZero
It was inspiring to hear from our Grangemouth #NetZero Challenge participants today. We're so proud of the hard work you've all put in over the last few months and we hope you continue to #FuelChange in your organisations and beyond 👏 Full story ➡️ bit.ly/3B463ZK 🌍
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Michael Matheson MSP retweeted
In the lead up to #COP26, a sustainable, glowing zero landed at @edinburghcastle to shine a light on the work of @LessWasteLaura, Edinburgh Tool Library and @SHRUBCOOP in helping reach net zero 💚🌎 Find out what you can do ➡ netzeronation.scot #LetsDoNetZero
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Delighted to officially open Moray East Offshore Windfarm O&M base today in Fraserburgh. This is the largest commercial windfarm in Scotland, producing enough electricity to power 950,000 homes.
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Michael Matheson MSP retweeted
Yet again Scotland’s farmers find themselves treated as an after thought in U.K. government trade deals. Do the Tories just take our hard working food producers for granted or have they just stop caring about what they think?
Union anger at UK/New Zealand trade deal announcement as Scotland’s farmers and crofters shut out of negotiations again. Read our President @MartinKennedyVP's reaction to the deal here ⬇️nfus.org.uk/news/news/union-…
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CYCLING EVENTS IMPACT @NatCXTrophyFK comes to Falkirk this weekend - 700 riders from across UK & Ireland. Several local hotels are full, restaurants filling up with bookings, lots of spend in local shops incoming. Great contribution to local economy 👏🏻 @MathesonMichael
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Michael Matheson MSP retweeted
We're commissioning new research to build the investment case for a Scotland Carbon Fund. This would help secure responsible private investment in Scotland's #NaturalCapital, such as peatlands and woodlands, and support a just transition to #NetZero. ➡️publiccontractsscotland.gov.…
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Michael Matheson MSP retweeted
Scotland's Climate Ambition Zone will showcase the very best Scotland has to offer as it plays its part in tackling climate change. Want to be part of it? Find out more 👉 ow.ly/28UI50GtVFb #ScotlandIsNow #ClimateAction #NetZero
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Michael Matheson MSP retweeted
This was very moving and humane from Colin Powell, who has died.
🌐 'Tariff Free' Ted 🌐
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Michael Matheson MSP retweeted
“There isn't a jaw which hasn't hit the ground at this news among those involved in the Scottish cluster bid. It seemed like a no-brainer...” @KKeaneBBC bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-s…
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This is a terrible decision by the UK Government. All credible evidence & analysis has demonstrated that CCUS is critical for meeting Scotland’s statutory emissions reduction targets. Advice from the Climate Change Committee describes CCUS as a “necessity, not an option”. 1/2
Scotland misses out on first carbon capture and storage facility bbc.in/3ASZyZJ
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It’s will also significantly compromise our ability to take crucial action to reduce emissions in Scotland and will have serious implications for delivering a just transition for those in our oil and gas sector. 2/2
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Michael Matheson MSP retweeted
"It is clear that the @AcornProject_UK is uniquely placed to be the least-cost and most deliverable opportunity to deploy a full chain #CCS project in the UK." Great to see @MathesonMichael and Scottish Government back the Scottish Cluster. pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/bus…
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Michael Matheson MSP retweeted
I hate to be needy, but Jack really wants to get 1000 likes. I know this is not to be encouraged but it is Saturday night, i’m in a Parkdean resort, and I’d like him to have his dream come true
Thanks so much @ScotRail staff and customers for letting a wee boy live his dreams this morning!
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This is awful. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and staff team at this difficult time. May he rest in peace.
Truly tragic news. Sir David Amess, one of Parliament’s longest serving MPs has been killed at his constituency surgery, after being stabbed. He’s the third serving MP to be killed since 1990 but the second in just over five years.
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