National Park Chief Executive, Dr Nigel Stone
A project to put in a generator using tidal energy near Lynmouth, that might eventually provide most of the town's electricity, is at the testing stage and is being supported by the park authority.
But Exmoor also faces a challenge from the impact of the green efforts of others: large-scale wind and solar generation sites outside the protected area.
"There is the worry that we will be hemmed in by wind turbines and solar farms," said Dr Stone
"We are fortunate that solar farms face south and so are less visible from Exmoor, but wind turbines as far away as the north of Barnstaple are highly visible."
The park authority was careful to try to balance its duty to protect Exmoor with the desire of others outside who want to increase generation capacity from renewable sources, he
National Park Chief Executive, Dr Nigel Stone.
Maintaining the park's 625 miles of public rights of way was a particular challenge as the authority's main funder, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, had cut the payment by 40 per cent in real terms over the last five years, he
England's most remote national park - in terms of distance from motorways, rail routes and large urban areas - is also witnessing the impact of global warming on the mix of wildlife as species usually associated with lowland areas move on to the moor.
"We can see the effects in bird species," said Dr Stone