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A farmer plows a field near wind turbines owned by Chicago-based Exelon Corp. outside of Mountain Home, Idaho on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012. State electricity regulators aiming to set the course for Idaho’s renewables industry for years to come will hold hearings next week on long-running and bitter disputes between utilities like Idaho Power Co. and independent wind, solar and biogas developers. The Idaho Public Utilities Commission has scheduled three days of hearings starting Tuesday, to be attended by a crowd of lawyers, utility executives and environmentalists.

AP / John Miller