First challenge is to install a network of charging points. And an additional eight attacks were reported in the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea.
Algerians are rioting the Egyptians are calling for change and Yemen is as unstable as ever. Piracy hotspots Indonesian waters remain far and away the most vulnerable to pirate attacks. And what role do they have in mobilising governments to make those changes?
Six attacks have been reported off the Basra oil terminal since 22 April, despite the close proximity of coalition naval ships.
Pirates never now attempt attacks unarmed, the report says. Fuel prices in the UAE have risen three times in the last six months - and are set to rise even further as subsidies are cut.
The most alarming rise in attacks was off the eastern and north-eastern coast of Somalia, where attacks shot up from one in to 19 in The report says daily warnings are transmitted to ships sailing close to Somalia advising them to keep as far away as possible.
So how important is the business community in coming up with alternative sources of energy? And whilst many of the issues stem from deeper problems; calls for leadership reforms, free elections and press freedom - tensions have boiled over because of rising costs, soaring unemployment and poverty.
And this is a dangerous sport. In one incident, the report says, a vessel was lured closer to the shore by pirates who set off distress flares. Abu Dhabi may have the financial clout to invest in alternative forms of energy but will its plans pay off in the long run?
So is that enough to wean drivers off their love of the gas guzzler. Thanks to cheap fuel and higher disposable incomes, 4x4s are the car of choice. To help change that perception, small groups of amateurs and semi-professionals are working hard with custom built "super bikes" to get motorbike racing off the ground.
Attacks have continued apace since the end of the period in question, the IMB told the BBC News website, with an additional nine attacks since 1 October.
Other piracy hotspots include Bangladesh and Nigeria, both with 14 attacks, India with 12 and Jamaica with seven. Somali spike The International Maritime Bureau IMB says in the nine-month period ofships were boarded, 15 fired upon and 11 were hijacked.
Once inside the waters, ships targeted by pirates have very little chance of a redress to the law, because, as the report points out, "there is no national law enforcement infrastructure in Somalia".
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