Blackall's Barcoo Hotel reduces power bill with diesel generator

Sally Gall
By Sally Gall
Updated June 6 2019 - 2:24am, first published June 5 2019 - 6:30am
Barcoo Hotel publican Jeff Pohlner is one of a number of regional Queensland pub owners installing diesel generators to offset unavoidable electricity costs. Picture - Sally Cripps.

Patrons at the Barcoo Hotel in Blackall are having their beers cooled by a diesel generator, thanks to ever-escalating power bills and an inability to reduce power usage.

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Sally Gall

Sally Gall

Senior journalist - Queensland Country Life/North Queensland Register

Based at Blackall, CW Qld, where I've raised a family, run Merino sheep and beef cattle, and helped develop a region - its history, tourism, education and communications.

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