Paul Wheelhouse MSP

Paul Wheelhouse MSP

Written 6 posts

Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands

R100 programme deployment of superfast broadband gets underway.

18th August 2020

Major infrastructure work is now underway to make rural Scotland one of the best digitally connected places in Europe. Work has begun in the South of Scotland to build full-fibre broadband infrastructure – funded through the Scottish Government’s Reaching 100% (R100) programme. This new infrastructure is expected to be delivered to the first premises by…

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Scotland is an energy rich nation

31st August 2018

Scotland has been at the heart of the global oil and gas industry for decades and, more recently, has been a driving force behind the renewable energy revolution, and has demonstrated high ambition with our world-leading targets and frameworks for mitigation of climate change. Yet, despite Scotland’s comparative advantage in energy resources, there are still…

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Innovation success

30th May 2018

Read Dr Tammy Watchorn, Head of Innovation at National Services Scotland blogs about the Co-Lab (orate) showcase that was held at TEDxYouth & TEDxGlasgow a couple of weeks ago. It was late December when the request came via Scottish Government to do something innovative on the NHS at the TEDx Glasgow. Gurjit, the TEDxGlasgow curator…

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Parcel delivery charges

6th December 2017

With the busy Christmas period fast-approaching, many of us take for granted the convenience of being able to shop online. But for many people in certain parts of Scotland, it brings into particular focus an issue with which they are all-too-familiar – having to pay through the nose to get packages delivered. I understand their…

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How can we improve our energy?

28th April 2017

How can we improve our energy? What difference will it make? This is my second blog in a series covering the draft Energy Strategy while it’s out to consultation, and today I’m looking at our current use of energy and how our planned changes might affect our day to day lives and how changes might…

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The future of energy in Scotland

6th April 2017

Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy Paul Wheelhouse with the first in a series of four blogs on the draft Energy Strategy, currently in consultation.

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