Consumer association CLCV takes four electricity suppliers to court

The electricity bills of a consumer, in Bar-le-Duc, October 25, 2021. JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN / AFP The more international energy prices rise, the more electricity suppliers take the hit … and the more consumers are now likely to suffer the backlash. Since the summer, the resumption of economic activity has led to a dizzying rebound on … Read more

Sobriety, this “evidence” that has become a blind spot in consumer society

History of a notion. Reduce travel, relocate purchases, focus on second-hand items… These ideas seem to be gaining ground in public opinion, according to the barometer of the Ecological Transition Agency (Ademe). The notion of sobriety, in particular energy, also arouses “A growing interest on the part of social and political sciences”, note Edouard Toulouse … Read more

Vaping: The real dollars behind fake consumer organisations

The minibus of deceit “Are you a vaper or a smoker?” Half a dozen people are approaching passers-by with that question, flyer in hand, slogan flocked on their polyester T-shirts: “Back vaping. Beat Smoking”. At the end September 2021, after stops in Barcelona, Milan and Berlin, the World Vaper’s Alliance electric minibus, donned with a … Read more

Vaping: the real millions of fake consumer organizations

By Stéphane Horel Posted today at 5:02 p.m., updated at 5:34 p.m. Reserved for our subscribers InvestigationAn investigation by “The World” and the collective “The Investigative Desk” reveals the secret alliance woven between the tobacco lobby and the networks of American oil tycoons to prevent regulations on electronic cigarettes. The minibus of lies “Are you … Read more