Conversations about: Energy & Home

Are you still using halogen bulbs?

by , Conversation Editor Energy & Home 30 January 2015
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While we’ve already seen the EU phase out energy guzzling traditional incandescent bulbs, the time is now coming for a decision on the end of not-so-eco halogens. The question is, when? (more about halogen bulbs)

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How much sugar is in your breakfast bowl?

by , Chief Policy Adviser Energy & Home 28 January 2015
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We've always known children's cereals aren't always the most healthy option to kick start the day. And now it seems the sugar content in many is on the up. Is it time we started to pick from elsewhere on the shelf? (more about cereals)

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Buying a stairlift? The pressure’s on…

by , Senior Health Researcher Energy & Home 23 January 2015
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stairs

Do you feel as though you may have been pressured into buying a stairlift? Our survey reveals shopping for a stairlift may not have been as simple as everyone had hoped… (more about stairlifts...)

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Butter vs spreads – what goes on your bread?

by , Which? Magazine Deputy Editor Energy & Home 20 January 2015
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Toast with spread

Are you a butter or a spreads fan? I’m very much in the butter camp – nothing else quite cuts it on my morning slice of toast. Even though it is 80% fat… (more about butter vs spreads...)

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Can you top these online grocery substitutions?

by , Senior Home Researcher Energy & Home 20 January 2015
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Shopping trolley whizzing through supermarket

Online supermarket shopping is the most convenient thing since sliced bread. But that's until your sliced bread is replaced with a doughnut. Our recent survey highlights some of the strangest substitutions... (more about online grocery substitutions...)

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How does infrastructure spending impact your bills?

by , Campaigns Officer Energy & Home 14 January 2015
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Infrastructure illustration

Many of us have noticed the impact of rising essential bills like energy. New private spending on infrastructure will push bills up further, and we’re concerned no one is making sure it's affordable. (more on infrastructure spending...)

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Supermarkets must publish their Campylobacter action plans

by , Executive Director Energy & Home 12 January 2015
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Which? Chicken Mascot

We have today written to the seven major supermarkets calling on them to make publicly available plans on how they will tackle Campylobacter, with clear timescales for action. Read our letter from Richard Lloyd: (more on Campylobacter...)

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Roast potatoes – how do you cook yours?

by , Online Home Writer Energy & Home 11 January 2015
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Parboiled or from raw? Goose fat or olive oil? Skin on or skin off? Everybody has an opinion on how to cook roast potatoes – but which method is best? (more on roasting potatoes...)

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Who switched energy suppliers in The Big Switch and why?

by , Researcher at UEA Energy & Home 9 January 2015
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a big switch on red background

In 2012 Which? and 38 Degrees launched the UK's first and largest collective energy switch. With 145,000 people taking part, this provided a unique opportunity to analyse real life switching decisions. (more about The Big Switch...)

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Have you been left mystified by a visit to the dentist?

by , Campaigns Officer Energy & Home 8 January 2015
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Teeth and dentist's mirror

If you've been left confused by a trip to the dentist, we'd love you to share your experience. Are you clear about what your treatment will cost before you have the treatment? (more on dental costs...)

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What’s in your glass when you raise a toast on NYE?

by , Conversation Editor Energy & Home 31 December 2014
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Champagne

As New Year toasts go, I’m rather fond of ‘Stir the eggnog, lift the toddy, Happy New Year, everybody’. But what will be in your glass when you see in the New Year? (more on toasting in the New Year...)

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Which? Convo in 2014 – what’s your stand-out debate?

by , Conversation Editor Energy & Home 25 December 2014
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2014

It's Which? Convo's fifth Christmas! For some reason that makes me think of the joy of belting out 'five gold rings!' at the top of my lungs. Anyway, let's get cracking with my look back at the past year. (more about Which? Convo in 2014...)

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Dishing the dirt on diseased seeds

by , Garden Researcher Energy & Home 19 December 2014
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Seeds being sown

Members of the public have been urged to be aware when buying seeds online. Some retailers on eBay and Amazon have been selling potentially diseased seeds that could have a major impact on UK biodiversity. (more about seeds...)

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Ofgem: Why energy regulation must focus on consumers

by , Ofgem Energy & Home 16 December 2014
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Pound coins on energy prices

At a Which? event, Ofgem’s chief Dermot Nolan outlined his vision for getting customers involved in the energy market. In this guest post, he explains more about this vision. (more from Ofgem...)

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