The reflections of dead trees. This is a scene of the Nam Theun 2 Reservoir in Central Laos. The hydroelectric power project has been fully operational since 2010, exporting electricity to Thailand. The reservoir, flooded in 2008, covers an area up to 450km2 of former forest, farmland and villages, and has displaced over 6000 people. Seeing this large area of environmental destruction made me reflect on the extensive environmental damage 'green' projects can sometimes cause.