Energy firms sitting on £1bn for green measures as their profits rise by 77%

The big six energy firms have taken £1bn from their customers for green measures but have completed a fraction of the work. Figures from the regulator Ofgem showed that companies had achieved as little as 3% of the measures to be carried out under the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) which they are they are supposed to pay for solid and cavity wall insulation, particularly for people on low incomes or with