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You could say it's helping indirectly by funding research for cleaner fuel, better solar panels/wind mills/etc. More of a long-run kind of deal.
If we could make more efficient solar panels, that would be amazing. No more energy problems, and energy would be free. Right now they really suck and the cost is prohibitive. You eventually save money (and sometimes make a little by supplying excess electricity back to the grid) but the upfront cost is very high. It's really a long-term investment.