It is vital to understand that natural gas and renewable energy are mutually beneficial. The article above states that a renewable (wind and solar) energy plant needs a ‘peaker’ plant to run smoothly. This peaker plant (which runs on natural gas) is a back-up for these erratic and discontinuous energy sources. Thus, natural gas plays a ‘supportive’ role so that renewable energy systems maybe made tougher.
The tweet below depicts the peaceful co-existence of natural gas and renewable energy.