Episode 1: Powered for Good: Meet the “Empowered State” roadtrippers: David, Leila, and Julia—three New Yorkers interested in finding their place in the clean energy revolution; then follow along as they explore hydroelectric power’s potential at Niagara Falls and visit Ithaca, one of New York’s greenest cities.
Episode 2: Under the Ground and Through the Air | Empowered State: Air travel currently emits over one billion tons of carbon dioxide each year—but a cleaner choice is coming. In this episode, the roadtrippers climb inside the next generation of electric planes to imagine how battery-powered flight could help save our climate. Plus, they learn how to harness the Earth’s natural power through geothermal energy, and see how sustainable skyscrapers take shape.
Episode 3: A More Equitable Revolution | Empowered State: How can we make sure the clean energy revolution creates a better future for all—without leaving anyone behind? In this episode, the roadtrippers talk to policymakers and activists about the human side of the switch to renewable energy—including a visit to a sustainable community farm and a sitdown with environmental attorney Elizabeth Yeampierre.
Episode 4: We Power New York | Empowered State: As the road trip comes to an end, interviews with clean energy executives and entrepreneurs help the roadtrippers feel empowered to personally take on one of our planet’s biggest, most urgent challenges—and find career fulfillment along their paths.
Watch Empowered State On-Demand (All episodes) Electric planes. Towns powered by waterfalls. Offshore wind farms. This isn’t the far-off future of clean energy—it’s what’s happening right now in New York State. Join three New Yorkers as they explore the clean energy revolution taking place in their backyard.