THE lack of a cohesive, strategic approach to meeting the Pilbara's increasing energy requirements, and mining giants' domination of the region's power generation and supply, are among the major problems facing the state's energy sector.
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THE 'staff wanted' signs may not yet be in every shop window as they were at the peak of the mining boom in 2007-08, but the wages that drew employees to the mines and forced other businesses to follow suit remain historically high.