Green IT Consulting will Mushroom, $4.8 Billion by 2013, says Forrester has post on Green the latest opportunity for consulting firms, and cites Forrester Research:

Green IT consulting will mushroom into a $4.8 billion industry by 2013, according to Forrester Research. The firm polled 130 companies and found that only six used a green IT service provider, but that 6 percent more were planning on it, and another 18 percent were considering it.

Some of the beneficiaries could be firms like Accenture, Deloitte, and EDS, which will start to provide holistic advice on energy efficiency and green corporate practices. IBM already has put together a fairly large effort to capture some of this work and is working with traditional IT customers but also utilities.

I wonder if HP is smiling about its acquisition of EYP.