How Climate Change Will Greatly Impact the Global Economy

Recently, Schroders Economics Group released its Climate Change Survey 2016, which supplemented its report on The Impact of Climate Change on the Global Economy. Schroders sent the survey to 18 investment banks and brokerage firms, and received five responses, all of which stated that global warming presents an “Extremely Significant” or “Significant” threat to the global economy in the current century.… Read the rest

Don’t Miss Climate Change Scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe in Asheville

Krull and Company is a proud sponsor of “Science, Faith and our Changing Climate, An Evening with Katharine Hayhoe.”

Who is Dr. Katharine Hayhoe?

Katharine Hayhoe, named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People In the World in 2014, will visit Asheville, North Carolina during April 5-6 for a number of events prior to and after her evening talk.… Read the rest

Solar & Wind Tax Credits Extended

In a rare moment of applause-worthy accomplishment, Congress bargained to extend the solar and wind tax credits for another five years. Coming on the heels of the climate agreement reached at COP21, this milestone will further bolster the alternative energy industry, and move us ever further down the road to energy sustainability.… Read the rest

Fossil Fuel Divestment Gaining Momentum

Recently, the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global, the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund, announced that it would be selling shares of Duke Energy and other coal-burning utilities from it’s portfolio. Why is this important? Because the pension fund is one of Duke’s largest shareholders, holding around 0.76 percent of the company’s outstanding shares.… Read the rest

Washington Advocacy Trip: Part 3

Sometimes you have to meet where you have to meet. Representative Beyer of Virginia is one of the new kids on the block. Because of that, his office space is limited. So, when we met with his staff on Wednesday, our meeting room doubled as a storage locker.… Read the rest

Washington Advocacy Trip: Part 2

You learn a lot about the political process by walking the halls of Congress. Not much goes on in the chambers, but much goes on in the offices and halls of the Senate & House office buildings.

We started off our Tuesday morning meeting with Peter Rogoff, Undersecretary of Transportation.… Read the rest

Washington Advocacy Trip: Part 1

I arrived in Washington DC last week to join 20 other business leaders as part of E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs) advocacy week. This was a very dynamic and accomplished group and I was honored to be a part it.

They broke us up into teams and again, I was amazed at the quality of individuals they had assembled.… Read the rest

Preparing to Meet Lawmakers

Melissa and I arrived safe and sound in DC this morning. I’m very much looking forward to heading to Capital Hill tomorrow morning with my colleagues from E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs).

We are divided up into several groups. My group will include two other green entrepreneurs and a retired General.… Read the rest

Mr. Krull Goes to Washington

I am looking forward to heading to Washington, DC on April 27th as part of a coalition of environmental-based entrepreneurs meeting with lawmakers and administration officials. The trip is being organized by E2, Environmental Entrepreneurs, a non-partisan community of business leaders who promote sound environmental policy that builds economic prosperity.… Read the rest

Duke Energy Misses an Opportunity to Do the Right Thing

60 Minutes aired an investigative segment on Duke Energy and their Dan River coal ash spill. Leslie Stahl did a very good job of asking tough questions, but gave Duke CEO Lynn Good more than enough opportunities to be proactive and change the direction of the company.… Read the rest