As the world energy crisis mounts and the threat of catastrophic climate change looms near, the need for clean and green energy sources has never been greater. Fortunately, the future is bright and 2009 saw no shortage of sustainable energy solutions! From space-age solar power beamed down from above to glitter-sized solar sequins to power producing plasma plants, check out our top 5 energy stories from 2009 and vote for your favorite!

Which is your favorite green energy story of 2009?

  • 31 Votes 1. Glitter-Sized Photovoltaic Cells Look Like Golden Snowflakes sustainable design, green design, renewable energy, alternative energy, clean technology, green energy, top 5 energy stories of 2009
  • 71 Votes 2. Plasma Plants Vaporize Trash While Generating Energy sustainable design, green design, renewable energy, alternative energy, clean technology, green energy, top 5 energy stories of 2009
  • 25 Votes 3. Japan Plans $21 Billion Solar Space Post to Power 294,000 Homes sustainable design, green design, renewable energy, alternative energy, clean technology, green energy, top 5 energy stories of 2009
  • 34 Votes 4. Self-Destructing Bacteria Could Be the Key to Better Biofuels sustainable design, green design, renewable energy, alternative energy, clean technology, green energy, top 5 energy stories of 2009
  • 39 Votes 5. World’s Largest Laser to Attempt Nuclear Fusion sustainable design, green design, renewable energy, alternative energy, clean technology, green energy, top 5 energy stories of 2009

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