Robert Williams(1940-) is an American physicist, based at Princeton University, who played an influential role in promoting advanced energy technologies, energy strategies, and energy policies for both industrialized and developing countries. However, his focus is on developing energy technologies and strategies for developing countries, where most of the growth in global energy demand will take place, and where environmental and security challenges relating to energy are especially great. He was Chair of the Renewable Energy Task Force for the President's Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology (1997).
Cutler J. Cleveland (Lead Author);Peter Saundry (Topic Editor) "Williams, Robert". In: Encyclopedia of Earth. Eds. Cutler J. Cleveland (Washington, D.C.: Environmental Information Coalition, National Council for Science and the Environment). [First published in the Encyclopedia of Earth November 14, 2008; Last revised Date November 14, 2008; Retrieved May 21, 2013 <http://www.eoearth.org/article/Williams,_Robert>