America’s renewable electricity ticks up

All stripes of renewable energy increased between 2016 and last year, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Here is a handy card deck of what you need to know about America's different electricity sources. This is updated from our initial power mix rundown in July.

Why it matters: The recently updated EIA data, which is the federal government’s official breakdown of U.S. electricity, shows an increasingly diverse mix. That goes counter to warnings by Energy Secretary Rick Perry and other government officials that the grid is too reliant on one type of fuel.