The International Energy Agency’s report, “Energy Efficiency Policy and Carbon Pricing,” released August 1, cited that carbon pricing alone is not enough to ensure consumers make the most energy-efficient purchasing decisions. The agency acknowledged that while carbon pricing is a critical piece to mitigating carbon dioxide, other policies must be considered. Also, additional policies to enhancing energy efficiency, such as improving energy performance standards and labeling, combined with consumer feedback tools, are critical in order to assist consumers in making better decisions on purchasing energysaving appliances, cars, equipment, etc. The International Energy Agency said it will release a paper entitled, “Combining Policy Instruments for Least-Cost Climate Mitigation Strategies,” in the fall of 2011 which will provide ways on identifying the needs for energy efficiency and renewable energy in addition to existing carbon pricing.