Gubernatorial candidate Elliot Cutler unveiled his energy plan today.
During a gathering in Bangor, the independent candidate said it's time for state government to make decisions based on evidence and not ideology.
Cutler says if he's elected he'll strengthen the Department of Environmental Protection so that it can do a better job of what it was intended to do.
He wants it to work closer with municipalities to help resolve environmental problems around the state.
Cutler says he also wants to reduce carbon emissions produced by vehicles and would double the states efforts to find renewable energy sources.
He also wants to create an energy finance authority which would provide money to those that want to provide energy at a lower cost for Maine residents.