An interesting new video from China’s Green Beat, based in Beijing, explores the plans to build 13 dams on the Salween in China, the Nu River. The Nu is one of the most biodiverse regions of China. Although Wen Jiabao put a stop to the projects in 2004 after a public outcry, preparations for construction have begun on at least one of the dams at Liuku. The video asks if there is another way for this region to develop and use hydropower for its electricity needs without building dams which harm the natural and social environment. The video looks at sustainable alternatives that already exist in Yunnan, including small hydro schemes.