Los Angeles to end use of coal by 2025, says Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

scpr.org — Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa The city of Los Angeles, once mostly dependent on coal-fired power plants, will end its use of coal energy entirely within 12 years, according to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. "In a couple of weeks I will be signing agreements to get completely out of coal by 2025," Villaraigosa said at an event at UCLA.