News bites: Obama to talk wind energy, drought in Iowa

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Slow results and state policy changes have sapped Michigan’s enthusiasm for developing a wind energy industry, the Detroit Free Press writes.

Ohio state officials are defending testing procedures for the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing amid public calls for more regular review, notes the Columbus Dispatch.

On the international front, GigaOm takes a look at 10 Indian solar projects that could provide power during electric-grid blackouts.