Appreciate the response. I understand the points, but they won't help the case in the U.S. The average American will immediately suspect the extra taxes are simply repackaging of the higher costs. It isn't just Denmark and Germany, either; the price for electricity is noticeably higher in Spain, Portugal, and Italy, all of which have embraced wind and solar.
Don't get me wrong. Every country must decide its own energy policy, and higher costs can be justified as a tradeoff for other goals, such as environmental considerations or as an alternative to higher income taxes, as you mention. Thing is, that same policy can also serve as a clear example of what another country would like to avoid.