The intent is provide clean energy from coal since it so readily available and cheap. As part of the agreement, China and the US also signed an Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Protocol to cooperate on clean technologies like wind, solar and biomass. The 275 MW prototype plant is expected to go online in 2012. Initially ninety percent of the carbon dioxide produced by the plant is expected to be captured, and that percentage will rise to one hundred percent as new technologies are added.
[Source: Department of Energy via GreenCarCongress]