Reinhard Schultz

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Reinhard Walter Schultz (born September 21, 1949 in Herford ) is a German politician ( SPD ).

Life and work

After graduating from high school , Schultz studied political science , economics and history , which he completed in 1976 as a Magister Artium . He then worked as a research assistant at the Westphalian Wilhelms University in Münster until 1980 and at the Innovation Promotion and Technology Transfer Center (ITZ) of the universities in the Ruhr area from 1980 to 1982. From 1982 to 1985, Schultz headed the policy department of the Ruhr Area Municipal Association . In 1985 he founded the Deutsche Projekt Union GmbH Planer - Ingenieure in Essen . From 1985 to 1996 he was its managing partner and from 1991 to 1996 also managing director of the Spanish subsidiary DPU Iberica SA in Barcelona.

Since 1995 Schultz has been the managing partner of the consultancy Schultz Projekt Consult, which he founded .

From 1994 to 2009 Schultz was a member of the German Bundestag (SPD, see below).

The "Schultz Projekt Consult" has u. a. has also signed a consultancy agreement with Vattenfall Europe AG. Schultz has been a member of the supervisory board of Vattenfall Mining & Generation AG in Cottbus since 2001 .

Reinhard Schultz was sharply criticized by the then coalition partner Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen and environmental protection associations in 2002 when he took a position against the promotion of renewable energies in a letter to Federal Chancellor Schröder. Later it turned out that Schultz was only the sender, the real author of his letter is the energy company RWE.

From 2009–2014, Schultz Projekt Consult was in charge of the Biogasrat eV , a trade association of companies in the biogas sector, as part of an agency agreement . The association also appointed Schultz as managing director for this time. The company set up an office in Berlin. Since then she has taken on German and international consulting mandates from the energy industry, increasingly with a focus on renewable energies. In 2010, a company-owned research center “Market and State in the Energy Sector” followed in Warendorf.

Reinhard Schultz works on a voluntary basis as deputy chairman of the INFA / ISFM (Institute for Waste and Wastewater / Site and Facility Management) in Ahlen, an institute affiliated with the Münster University of Applied Sciences. He is also co-editor of the magazine for applied environmental research (ZAU). In 2009 he founded the association “Energiedialog 2050”, of which he has been chairman since then.

Reinhard Schultz is married and has one son.

Political party

Schultz joined the SPD in 1972. He was initially involved with the Jusos and was Deputy Juso Federal Chairman from 1976 to 1980 with responsibility for the areas of environmental and energy policy as well as Eastern Europe. Schultz was a member of the executive committee of the SPD district of Western Westphalia from 1980 to 1992 and was chairman of the SPD sub-district of Warendorf from 1980 to 1994 .


Schultz was a member of the district council of the Warendorf district from 1973 to 2004 , where he was chairman of the SPD parliamentary group from 1984 to 2004.

Schultz was a member of the German Bundestag from 1994 to 2009 . He was a member of the Finance Committee, the Committee on Economics and Technology and, as a deputy member, the Committee on Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection and the Committee on the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety. He was also a member of the study commission “Protection of people and the environment”. From May 1999 to October 2004 deputy spokesman for the parliamentary group “Finances” and deputy chairman of the “energy working group”. From February 2006 to October 2007 he was SME representative for trade, commerce and industry . Since October 2007 he has been the SME representative of the SPD parliamentary group. He was u. a. jointly responsible for the corporate tax reform, the reform of public procurement law, the ecological tax and the introduction of the biofuel quota. Reinhard Schultz has always entered the Bundestag via the state list of North Rhine-Westphalia .

Web links


  1. An SPD member of parliament against “enemies of industry”, Matthias Meisner, January 18, 2005
  3. Article by journalists Cerstin Gammelin and Götz Hamann