(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

New York Rep. Antonio Delgado organized a week in February that aimed to highlight how transitioning to clean energy can help create jobs in his district.

One stop took him to the Corning Life Science facility in Oneonta, which was the first Corning facility in the state to get solar panels installed last year. During his visit Delgado toured the new facility, learned more about projects the company has lined up and worked to understand more about the local workforce needs.

“Our tour discussed a wide range of priorities, including fixing flawed broadband mapping protocol and future proofing our broadband infrastructure to keep pace with the technology of tomorrow,” Delgado said in a statement.

In recent months, the congressman has pushed multiple pieces of legislation that aim to mitigate the climate crisis while also boosting the economy. His Green Jobs and Opportunity Act endeavors to make sure the current workforce is ready to transition to a clean energy economy.

Some research indicates that green jobs will see continued growth as companies respond more aggressively to the climate crisis, and localities make their own green goals. 

“I’ll keep working with small businesses and manufacturers to ensure we are building a workforce for the jobs of tomorrow,” Delgado said.