announced the creation of the National Energy Use Database (NEUD)
initiative in October 1991. This program, currently, under
the umbrella of NRCan's Efficiency and Alternative Energy
Program, aims at improving energy efficiency in all sectors of
the economy. To achieve this objective, the NEUD initiative gave
priority to expanding and improving the existing knowledge about
energy consumption and efficiency at the end-use level in all
sectors of the economy.