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A Mobile Ad hoc NETwork (MANET) is a collection of nodes that can communicate with one another without any fixed infrastructure. Energy efficiency is one of the main problems in a MANET, especially in designing a routing protocol. Many minimum energy (energy-efficient) routing protocols have been proposed in recent years. But limited efforts has been made in studying routing overhead, route setup time and route maintenance issues associated with these protocols. In this paper, the authors have to study classification of energy efficient routing protocols, issues associated with these protocols, a new link cost model to track the energy consumptions due to various factors and simple energy-efficient routing scheme PEER (Progressive Energy-Efficient Routing) to improve the performance during path discovery and path maintenance.