The increasing demands on the usage of data centers especially in provisioning cloud applications (i.e. data-intensive applications) have drastically increased the energy consumption and becoming a critical issue. Failing to handle the increasing in energy consumption leads to the negative impact on the environment, and also negatively affecting the cloud providers’ profits due to increasing costs. Various surveys have been carried out to address and classify energy-aware approaches and solutions. As an active research area with increasing number of proposals, more surveys are needed to support researchers in the research area. Thus, in this paper, we intend to provide the current state of existing related surveys that serve as a guideline for the researchers as well as the potential reviewers to embark into a new concern and dimension to compliment existing related surveys. Our review highlights four main topics and concludes to some recommendations for the future survey.