It has been another busy year here at Plugged In. Not only did we celebrate our fifth birthday in July, but the team – Melissa, Robert, Sheril, and Tali – published 85 pieces on topics related to energy and the environment.

Thanks to each of our readers for taking the time to visit the blog and read our articles. A special thanks as well to those who have reached out over the year with questions and feedback on our pieces – we have thoroughly enjoyed the dialogue and discussions!

By the numbers, here are your top favorite articles from each member of the Plugged In team from 2016 (measured by total readership):

By Robert Fares:

  1. The Price of Solar Is Declining to Unprecedented Lows (August 27, 2016)
  2. The Air Conditioner That Makes Electricity (July 29, 2016)
  3. 3 Ways Small Modular Reactors Overcome Existing Barriers to Nuclear (May 19, 2016)

By Sheril Kirshenbaum:

  1. Dear Scientists: Our Government Needs You (November 28, 2016)
  2. Millennials' Views on Climate Change May Influence the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election (October 27, 2016)
  3. Do the Majority of Americans Oppose Nuclear Energy?--Maybe Not (March 23, 2016)

By Melissa Lott:

  1. The Benefits of a Bar (of Soap, that is) (January 28, 2016)
  2. Want to Boil Water? Step 1 – Grab Some Bubble Wrap (August 30, 2016)
  3. Driverless, Electric Shuttles Now Operating in Lyon, France (September 28, 2016)

By Tali Trigg:

  1. India Achieves Historical First-Ever Surplus of Power (August 21, 2016)
  2. The Economist Takes a Strange Turn on Science (February 26, 2016)
  3. The Sticky Truth about Economic Growth and Climate Change (July 31, 2016)


Our top read guest post for 2016 – “How to Overcome the Greatest Barriers to Rooftop Solar Power” was written by Scott Vitter and Thomas Deetjen and published on June 8, 2016.

Happy New Year! All the best to each of you in 2017!