There are beefits to helping allies, but in this case it does not assist us greatly in the long run. Our efforts shoild be towards renuable solutions within our infastucture, which is arcaic. Nato are developed nations with their own resources to impliment energy intitaves, some already in place. If we want to properly deal with russia's behavior on the world stage, we need to adress it head on. Putin's adminstration took a major hit over a retirement program, we should capitalize on that.