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Energy Security

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By: iMinds
Narrated by: Emily Sophie Knapp
Length: 8 mins
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"It’s all about oil." Everyone has heard that pithy summation of global financial and political problems. The problem is more politely termed "energy insecurity", meaning worry by a country that available energy is threatened. iMinds takes a peek into this issue with this brief audiobook. Topics addressed are fossil fuels, international competition, and governmental policy.

Does financial jargon like "hedging", "derivative", and "leveraged buyouts" make your head spin? If so, take a listen to iMinds’s series of very brief introductions to these important financial concepts. In less than 10 minutes and using simple language clearly spoken by Emily Sophie Knapp, iMinds gives the listener clear answers to most basic financial questions.

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Learn about Energy Security with iMinds Money's insightful fast knowledge series. Since the industrial revolution the consumption of relatively inexpensive energy has become vital to the functioning of the world economy and modern society. Energy production that is heavily reliant on fossils fuels sourced from an increasingly concentrated number of countries leaves economies highly vulnerable to energy security threats. Energy security can be defined as the availability of energy at all times in various forms, in sufficient quantities, and at reasonable and/or affordable prices. More recently the acceptability of available energy sources with regard to environmental sustainability has also emerged as a factor in energy security. This security can be threatened in the short term through the political instability of the several major energy producing countries, the manipulation of energy supplies, competition over energy sources, attacks on supply infrastructure and accidents and natural disasters. Concerns have also been raised over the long term ability of fossil fuels to supply the world’s increasing demand for energy. In response to their increasing vulnerability governments around the world have formulated policy to improve the security of energy supplies.

iMinds will hone your financial knowledge with its insightful series looking at topics related to Money, Investment and Finance.. whether an amateur or specialist in the field, iMinds targeted fast knowledge series will whet your mental appetite and broaden your mind.iMinds unique fast-learning modules as seen in the Financial Times, Wired, Vogue, Robb Report, Sky News, LA Times, Mashable and many others.. the future of general knowledge acquisition.

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"I'm learning all sorts of stuff about stuff I didn't even know I didn't know. And it sticks. In a nutshell: wonderful." (Jonathon Margolis, Financial Times)

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