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A container-sized generator that converts waste heat into energy

The E1 thermoelectric generator, made by clean technology company Alphabet Energy, is for mining, oil and gas extractions, but its makers say that’s just the start<p>■ See more from the 20 innovations for 2015 series<p>What if hot air could become electricity? That is the goal of clean technology startup …

Four dividend growth stocks that yield more than 4 per cent

<i>John Heinzl is the dividend investor for Globe Investor's</i> Strategy Lab<i>. Follow his contributions</i> here<i>. You can see his</i> model portfolio here<i>.</i><p>Finding stocks with hefty yields isn't all that difficult. There are plenty of them. Problem is, many high-yielding companies haven't raised their dividends in …

Investing

A day in Fort McMurray: Upgraded trucks, million-dollar homes and bitumen paintings

A typical day in Fort McMurray — the city of 77,000 where the median age is 31 years old. Life revolves around work, family, religion and blowing off steam at the end of a long day.<p><b>8:41 a.m.</b><br>An aerial view of Fort McMurray, which has a population of roughly 77,000 up from just 2,500 in the late …

Fort McMurray

Dutch test SolaRoad solar panels on bike path

A project dubbed "SolaRoad" gets underway in the Netherlands this week, testing roadways as a potential canvas to collect solar energy. Fittingly for …

Netherlands

The Drilldown: Republicans set to amp up pressure for Keystone XL

<b>The Lead</b><p>With the Republicans handily taking control of both houses of Congress last night, expect TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL pipeline to get a …

U.S. Midterm Elections: Canadian Oil Among Industries Affected North Of Border

WASHINGTON - It didn't take the Canadian government long to note the far-reaching policy implications of the Republican wave in Tuesday's midterm …

Is oil sands development still worth it?

André Goffart was blunt. The chief executive of Total SA’s Canadian arm spoke hurriedly on a late-afternoon conference call. It was May, summer beckoned, and, with it, the four-day workweeks much of corporate Calgary enjoys.<p>After years of false starts, Goffart confirmed suspicions that the French …

Oil

The U.N. Just Gave Us an 85-Year Deadline on Global Warming

There’s no doubt that climate change is real, and staving off its worst effects will likely require humanity to get its net greenhouse-gas …

Climate

‘Dumb money’ unloads bullish oil bets as prices pose threat to stocks

Oil fell to two-year lows yesterday, and it’s bubbling around that $80-a-barrel level again this morning. While not normally an indicator of where …

Stock Markets

Deepwater Horizon spill left an oil ring the size of Rhode Island at the bottom of the sea, study says

There's an oil ring the size of Rhode Island at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico and researchers say it belongs to oil company BP. According to a study published yesterday in <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</i>, about 10 million gallons of coagulated oil now coats the sea floor, …

Blocked on the Keystone XL, the Oil-Sands Industry Looks East

A proposed Energy East pipeline would send oil-sands crude across Canada to terminals on the Atlantic coast.<p>The oil-sands industry in Alberta has a problem: It's capable of producing more oil than it can get to market. It has tried building new pipelines south into the United States—the famous …

Hopes for Ontario’s Ring of Fire doused

Ontario's "Ring of Fire" mineral belt was supposed to be a $60-billion natural resources treasure trove that would bring employment and economic prosperity to a remote part of the province's north. It hasn't worked out that way.<p>The project's key player has given up, leaving the future of the …

Canada