May 24, 2012 03:17 PM

Rinsing Away the Failures of Hydropower


Villagers in Qinghai saw their livelihoods sold down the river, only to be bought back up again by the local government with public funds. This year, one municipal government quietly rolled out policies to shut down tens of small hydropower plants, although details are sparse on how much and who will be funding a policy about-face on small hydropower in the region.

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