Steve Reed (Chairman, UKIP Wells and Weston-super-Mare branch) wrote: "I place `renewable resources' in parenthesis [sic], because the resources meant are not renewable, whereas fossil-fuels are. … Fossil-fuels are constantly being produced on the tectonic conveyor-belt. This is not just academic nit-picking: these processes are generally very slow, but oil-wells do refill".
Steve Reed also revealed: "Taking energy from winds and tides irreversibly enervates the weather system and slows the rotation of the Earth".
Yorkshire Post, August 5th 2004