Research company Verdantix questioned 457 firms with UK revenues over £750m. It found that spending costs on financial carbon accounting were £55m in 2009 and predicted that this will rise to £115m by 2013.
The survey also found that UK spend on building energy efficiency is set to increase from £462m last year to £699m by 2013, and that energy and carbon data management will rise from £145m in 2009 to £388m by 2013.
Verdantix also asked 202 energy managers if a budget have been set aside for carbon management initiatives in the current financial year.
It found 80% had budgeted for energy and carbon data collection, 73% had set aside cash for AMR or smart meters and 65% had made provision for energy efficiency projects.