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China's energy consumption growth slows in Q3******
BEIJING, Nov. 8 (Xinhua) -- China recorded slower energy consumption growth in the third quarter amid efforts to build a clean and low-carbon energy consumption structure, the National Energy Administration said Monday.。
The year-on-year growth of energy consumption in the third quarter dropped 14.3 percentage points from the first quarter and 4.7 percentage points from the second quarter, partly due to remarkable energy use drops in the energy-intensive industries.。
Of the total, coal consumption growth in the third quarter shrank 13.1 percentage points from the first quarter and 2.8 percentage points from the second.。
The clean energy sector has been expanding in the third quarter.。
By the end of September, the installed capacity of hydropower, nuclear power, wind power and solar power totaled 1.01 billion kw, accounting for 44.1 percent of the total installed capacity, up 3 percentage points from the same period last year.。
In view of the goals of peaking its carbon dioxide emissions before 2030 and achieving carbon neutrality before 2060, China is speeding up the transformation to a clean and low-carbon energy consumption structure. Enditem。
Germany wins Deutschland Cup 2021 after defeating Slovakia******
BRATISLAVA, Nov. 15 (Xinhua) -- Host Germany defeated Slovakia 4-1 on Sunday to win ice hockey's 2021 Deutschland Cup with three straight victories, grabbing the trophy for the eighth time.
Slovakia placed second, with Switzerland third after edging out the Russian Olympic Team 3-2.
Germany got an early jump on Slovakia, scoring just 14 seconds into the tournament's decisive match that serves as a warm-up event for the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing. Leo Pfoederl capitalized on a rebound after one of his teammate's shots.
The home team struck again in the 6th minute when Tobias Rieder concluded a nice passing play, stretching the lead to 2-0.
Slovakia's Canadian coach Craig Ramsay decided to start 20-year-old HC '05 Banska Bystrica goalie Filip Belanyi, and he had his hands full on his national team debut. Rieder was close to stretching the lead to 3-0 but his shot bounced off the post later in the period.
"The start did not go according to my expectations, but after that, I told myself that I had nothing to lose and I had to give it all I have, as always. Ultimately, I enjoyed my debut very much," said Belanyi after the match.
Six minutes into the second stretch, Samuel Bucek brought the Slovaks back within striking distance when he took the puck deep on the left wing and slotted home past Wolfsburg Grizzlies goalie Dustin Strahlmeier.
Bucek's call remained unanswered despite a powerplay and Slovakia instead conceded a goal late in the period on an unsuccessful penalty kill to make the scores 3-1.
Rieder's second goal of the night in the final period set the final score 4-1 on a breakaway.
"I am proud of my guys, they tried hard to beat the host team. However, the first-minute goal took a big toll on them and it was hard to get back into the game against a strong team. Our backchecking was lacking and we were also too aggressive today," rued Ramsay after their first loss at the tournament. Enditem
Verstappen dominates F1 Mexico City GP******
by F1 correspondent Michael Butterworth。
BEIJING, Nov. 8 (Xinhua) -- Red Bull's Max Verstappen took a big step towards the 2021 Formula One World Championship with a dominant win in Sunday's Mexico City Grand Prix, with title rival Lewis Hamilton a distant second.。
Starting third on the grid, Verstappen used the long run down to the first corner to slipstream past the Mercedes duo of Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas to take the lead, as pole man Bottas fell to the back after being tagged by Daniel Ricciardo's McLaren.。
Once at the front, Verstappen comfortably extended his lead over Hamilton and was never threatened as he cruised to his ninth win of the 2021 season.。
"The start was nice and it was all about trying to brake as late as [I could]. I kept it on the track, came from third to first and that was basically what made my race because I could just focus on myself, and we had incredible pace in the car," said the Dutchman, who has led more laps in 2021 than every other driver combined.。
"There's still a long way to go [in the championship]. It's of course looking good but also it can turn around very quickly. I'm looking forward to [the next round in] Brazil, I also have very good memories there."
Behind Verstappen, Hamilton only just held onto second ahead of the Dutchman's teammate Sergio Perez, whose every move at his home race was cheered to the echo by a partisan crowd.。
AlphaTauri's Pierre Gasly had a quietly excellent run to fourth, ahead of the Ferraris of Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc. Sebastian Vettel took seventh for Aston Martin, with Alfa Romeo's Kimi Raikkonen equalling his best finish of the year with eighth.。
Fernando Alonso finished ninth for Alpine, and McLaren's Lando Norris rounded out the top ten.。
Verstappen's win puts him on 312.5 points, 19 ahead of Hamilton with just four races of the season left. Bottas stays third on 185 points.。
In the constructors' championship, Mercedes still lead with 478.5 points, but Bottas' non-score means Red Bull are now just one point adrift. Ferrari have leapfrogged McLaren in the battle for third and now have 272.5 points.。
The next round of the 2021 F1 season is next weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix at the Interlagos circuit in Sao Paulo. Enditem。